Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Old Vine Zin.

2017 Three Wine Company • Pt 1

October 15th, 2017 | No Comments

An intimate weekday tastings where the commotion of the weekend was replaced with focused wine tasting love.

Mettler 2012 Epicenter Old Vine Zin

January 26th, 2015 | No Comments

Mettler 2012 Epicenter Old Vine Zin A Zin blend full of fruit goodness. The mouth is full. Fruity acidity all over the bottom of the palate. The tannins are bottom dwellers. I thought they were trying to burrow under my tongue. As they did, the acids got playful on top. That’s a neat trick! A sweet, […]

Harney Lane 2011 Lizzy James Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel

September 4th, 2014 | 1 Comment

Harney Lane 2011 Lizzy James Vineyard Old Vine Zinfandel Sweet raspberries, oak and a bit of fig waft into your nose. It’s a pleasing nose. As soon as it hits your palate, its in a hurry. Runs right over your tongue to your rear palate and sets up shop. It’s an acidic fireworks show just […]

2011 Original Grandpere Zinfandel

June 5th, 2014 | No Comments

2011 Original Grandpere Zinfandel This guy gives the real meaning to Old Vine Zin. The juice is sourced from the oldest recorded Zin vines in the country.  Planted around the 1860s, these vines are old so they don’t produce tons of fruit.  The grapes they do harvest make a big impact in the glass. Big […]

Borra Vineyards 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel

March 13th, 2014 | No Comments

Borra Vineyards 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel Blackberries and other fun fruit.  You’ll have to dig to find the mint but its a nice reward for getting your nose wet.  The tannin structure is solid but not overpowering.  Spices on the rear palate were unexpected but a welcomed nuance.  Nicely done. Retail: $20.99 http://borravineyards.com (K&S Rating: […]

M2 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel

February 5th, 2014 | No Comments

M2 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel There is nothing little about this guy.  Go big or go home! Smells regal.  I know its zin but my nose started thinking Big Cab.  Plum, blueberry and some blackberries will float around like they own the place.  Very big but also welcoming. Pepper and assorted spices on the palate. […]

Jessie’s Grove 2011 Westwind “Old Vine” Zinfandel

January 27th, 2014 | No Comments

Jessie’s Grove 2011 Westwind “Old Vine” Zinfandel Assorted berries will look for your nose.  Plum will emerge as the front runner.  Plan on a tart start which is interesting for your tongue.  The finish will offer hints of sweet fig and it is in no rush. Retail: $32.00 http://www.jessiesgrovewinery.com (K&S Rating: 3)  

Klinker Brick 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel

December 3rd, 2013 | No Comments

Klinker Brick 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel Where’s the punch?  At least, the bouquet punch I was expecting from an award winning Old Vine Zin.  I expected booming plums but it was not to be.  The nose is very mellow, mature… classy.  Very understated berries in the nose.  Soft blackberries with some spices on the palate. […]

Klinker Brick 2011 Old Ghost Old Vine Zinfandel

November 21st, 2013 | No Comments

Klinker Brick 2011 Old Ghost Old Vine Zinfandel Great dark berry aromas but you really have to dig into this one to really experience them.  They aren’t bold.  Go on… get in there.  Don’t worry about a little juice on your nose. Sip this juice slow because its smooth.  It will run over your the […]

Klinker Brick 2005 Late Harvest Zinfandel

November 6th, 2013 | No Comments

Klinker Brick 2005 Late Harvest Zinfandel Ripe raspberries and plum notes.  This bottle is the epitome of fruit forward.  The rasberry  flavors continue through the palate.  Common sweet red fruit flavors with a hint of smoke the rises on the finish. Retail: $25.00 http://www.klinkerbrickwinery.com/ (K&S Rating: 2 of 6) Winemaker’s Notes: “This late harvest zinfandel has […]