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Sonoma County Old Vine Zinfandel

9.0192 ratings
9.018 pro ratings
Sonoma County, California, USA
Zinfandel
Top Notes For
David Shaw

Inky purple, more clarity at margins. Violet, anise, butterscotch, red fruit and maybe a pork note in nose. (Paired with veggie lasagna so it's the wine with the meaty smell). Bright strawberry, cherry and later blackberry and prune flavors in mouth, light skin astringency on top of tongue, slight mint and lactic flavors in aftertaste. The opposite of big and rich for a Zin, delicately flavored, good acidity, but still a healthy hit of ethanol, well masked. A keeper for an everyday red

Inky purple, more clarity at margins. Violet, anise, butterscotch, red fruit and maybe a pork note in nose. (Paired with veggie lasagna so it's the wine with the meaty smell). Bright strawberry, cherry and later blackberry and prune flavors in mouth, light skin astringency on top of tongue, slight mint and lactic flavors in aftertaste. The opposite of big and rich for a Zin, delicately flavored, good acidity, but still a healthy hit of ethanol, well masked. A keeper for an everyday red

Apr 15th, 2018
John Michael

Sexy and well defined keep this bottle for one of those special occasions you know ... Light violet notes and love at first sight!!!!!

Sexy and well defined keep this bottle for one of those special occasions you know ... Light violet notes and love at first sight!!!!!

2 people found it helpfulSep 6th, 2016
Neil Barham

ZIN from correctly ripen and grown grapes. Dry farmed. Native yeast

ZIN from correctly ripen and grown grapes. Dry farmed. Native yeast

2 people found it helpfulJan 7th, 2016
Deb Orals

Love this! Easy to drink go to wine for gift, red meat dinner, heck any dinner!

Love this! Easy to drink go to wine for gift, red meat dinner, heck any dinner!

1 person found it helpfulDec 26th, 2016
Lara Dunphy Guest

Director Sales & Marketing Black Cordon Vineyards, Sixteen by Twenty Wines

9.1

Really impressed with this great-value Zin. If you prefer the older style Zins - i.e. NOT jammy - then this is a great option for you. Good balance of fruit, spice, acid and terroir.

Really impressed with this great-value Zin. If you prefer the older style Zins - i.e. NOT jammy - then this is a great option for you. Good balance of fruit, spice, acid and terroir.

1 person found it helpfulJul 19th, 2016
Nickie Lempka

This Zin is outstanding - hints of berries & chocolate!

This Zin is outstanding - hints of berries & chocolate!

1 person found it helpfulJun 10th, 2016
Cassidy Stirtz

strong nutmeg presence; five-spice, cranberry, full body. can't wait to have this one at Christmastime.

strong nutmeg presence; five-spice, cranberry, full body. can't wait to have this one at Christmastime.

1 person found it helpfulMay 16th, 2016
Jeff Sidwell

Owner Bon! Gourmet

9.0

Really enjoyable. Like old school zin

Really enjoyable. Like old school zin

1 person found it helpfulDec 6th, 2015
Zach Cherry

Account Manager Worldwide Wine & Spirits

9.1

A Zin with soul. Not my favorite varietal, but this had that X factor. Can't quite put my finger on it, it sang in the glass.

A Zin with soul. Not my favorite varietal, but this had that X factor. Can't quite put my finger on it, it sang in the glass.

1 person found it helpfulDec 2nd, 2015
Jay Christianson

Winemaker Canyon Wind and Anemoi

8.7

Bargain for $20! A rocking old vine with maybe a touch more extraction then is my preference, but still a decently spicy nice drinker. #zin #ftw

Bargain for $20! A rocking old vine with maybe a touch more extraction then is my preference, but still a decently spicy nice drinker. #zin #ftw

Jun 10th, 2017