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Old Vine Lodi Zinfandel

8.7249 ratings
8.810 pro ratings
Lodi, Central Valley, California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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Jonathan Steeves

On the nose was a toasted cedar plank, red berries and bubble gum. On the palate this vintage offers red and black berries, smoked oak, vanillin. Medium plus acidity, medium minus tannins. Smooth mouthfeel, luscious experience, ruby red colour with a cranberry hue. Perfect pairing for a cedar plank salmon. This vintage is newly released and ready to enjoy. Thanks to Mr Dick Wallingford at Rutherford ranch for the intro. 14% alc. Although I agree with the label, which recommends short ribs, I strongly recommend maple glazed smoked salmon for an excellent pairing.

On the nose was a toasted cedar plank, red berries and bubble gum. On the palate this vintage offers red and black berries, smoked oak, vanillin. Medium plus acidity, medium minus tannins. Smooth mouthfeel, luscious experience, ruby red colour with a cranberry hue. Perfect pairing for a cedar plank salmon. This vintage is newly released and ready to enjoy. Thanks to Mr Dick Wallingford at Rutherford ranch for the intro. 14% alc. Although I agree with the label, which recommends short ribs, I strongly recommend maple glazed smoked salmon for an excellent pairing.

18 people found it helpfulJan 1st, 2015
Jason Phillips

Smokey flavor with a faint bacon scent and lots of spice. Good Zinfandel for meat dishes. The original vines really make a difference.

Smokey flavor with a faint bacon scent and lots of spice. Good Zinfandel for meat dishes. The original vines really make a difference.

5 people found it helpfulDec 23rd, 2014
Dominic Cianciola

I kept thinking not for me and then I would put the glass down and then I would get this bitchen flower taste on the finish. I just bought another bottle.😜

I kept thinking not for me and then I would put the glass down and then I would get this bitchen flower taste on the finish. I just bought another bottle.😜

1 person found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2016
Corey Reis

Smells like bacon wrapped, chorizo stuffed dates. Very smokey, cedar planks, definite signs of carbonic maceration. Overly domestically smokey or I would have guessed northern Rhone.

Smells like bacon wrapped, chorizo stuffed dates. Very smokey, cedar planks, definite signs of carbonic maceration. Overly domestically smokey or I would have guessed northern Rhone.

1 person found it helpfulApr 17th, 2015
Christina Latyn

Smooth with the right amount of spicyness.

Smooth with the right amount of spicyness.

1 person found it helpfulDec 28th, 2014
Rachel Sommer

Super smokey. Yet very appealing. A winner.

Super smokey. Yet very appealing. A winner.

1 person found it helpfulDec 24th, 2014
Mary Cherrier

Hint of smokiness.. Love it!

Hint of smokiness.. Love it!

1 person found it helpfulDec 18th, 2014
Gary Zorechak

Owner Frederick Wine House

8.9

This wine has a Hugh bacon notes. Pork belly is the only thing I can think of having with this.

This wine has a Hugh bacon notes. Pork belly is the only thing I can think of having with this.

1 person found it helpfulOct 4th, 2014
Andy Halvorsen

Smoke. Loving this vintage.

Smoke. Loving this vintage.

Jul 4th, 2015
Ronny Cheng

Wine Buyer Chinatown Restaurants

9.2

Great value

Great value

Jul 2nd, 2015