Van Ruiten 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel
Put that on some toast! Blueberry jam fills your nose with your first smell. Just when you think the sweets have it, this little bottle flips the script. Now fresh spices hit the roof of your mouth with a hint of cedar on the finish.
(K & S Rating: 4 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: After years of playing second fiddle to the so called “King” Cabernet, Zinfandel has finally become trendy, and this Lodi wine is Lodi Zinfandels undisputed champion. This Zinfandel fruit was hand selected from the first vineyard John Van Ruiten planted over 50 years ago and is among the families most prized grapes. Our 2011 Old Vine Zinfandel is packed full of blackberry, cherry and blueberry jam with barrel flavors contributing aromas of coffee, cedar, and finishing with anise.