Browsing all posts tagged with Tag: Old Vine Zin.

2017 Elevation Ten • Part 3

May 16th, 2018 | No Comments

2017 Elevation Ten • Part 3 (lost footage) This was the end of a warm summer day in the central valley. Enjoying a cold, dainty Chenin Blanc followed by a delightfully balanced Rosé was just what the doctor ordered. Sometimes tasting give you just the right thing at the right time to remind you that […]

2017 Elevation Ten • Part 2

April 21st, 2018 | No Comments

The open threshold almost suggested it had just what I needed on this particular day. A warm greeting, a smile, the involuntary long exhale with accompanied shoulder drop and the environment for the perfect conversation.

2017 Elevation Ten • Part 1

March 27th, 2018 | No Comments

Thought lost to digital gremlins, I'm happy to share my tasting from Fall 2017 at Elevation Ten Winery.

2017 Three Wine Company • Pt 3

November 20th, 2017 | No Comments

2017 Three Wine Company • Part 3 Who doesn’t love a good winery tour? I had the fortuitous experience at the end of my tasting with Matt at Three Wine Company. In walks the Assistant Winemaker Carolyn and she offered to pour us their current Carignan vertical. This is literally one of my favorite wine […]

2017 Three Wine Company • Pt 2

October 29th, 2017 | No Comments

When your tasting exits Chardonnay and enters Zin... you know you just punched the fun ticket. Who said wine cologne? Is that a real thing?

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: […]