Old Vine Zinfandel 2011 Wine Review
Lodi, California, United States
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Bottle size: 750 ml
Natalie's Score: 90/100
Dark and purple plums on the nose are followed through with dark chocolate and espresso-coffee notes on the palate and blueberry jam. Rich and full-bodied and smooth. Perfect for meat lovers' pizza and lasagna. Great value in this party pleaser of a wine. The grapes come from vines that are 45+ years old. Highly recommended.
Zinfandel food pairings: pizza, pasta marinara, beef fajitas, sesame pork ribs, barbecued chicken.
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This Old Vine Zinfandel 2011 was reviewed on November 9, 2013 by Natalie MacLean
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|Jane LeFresne rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:|
Why I Tried this Wine: I always like a good Zin, however, this was featured as part of my food and wine course. Visit the winery located in California’s Gold Rush County and see a 42 foot stone fireplace, along with a museum dedicated to the gold rush era. Wine and gold, what more could you want?
Tasting Notes: a dark cherry colour
Aromas of blackberry, raspberry, cherry, vanilla and spices. Combined these aromas give this wine cooked fruit (jammy) notes on the nose along with what I like to call sweet smoke.
Flavours of raspberry, cherry, vanilla.
This is a medium bodied, fruit forward wine with low tannins and good acidity. It finishes smooth and short with flavours of raspberry and vanilla.
Food Pairing: think grilled red meats, steak fajitas
Would I buy this Wine Again: This is a good introduction to red wine for those who tend to reach for whites more often or for those just venturing into the world of red wines.
|Ironstone is noted for creating crowd-pleasing Zinfandels that are very fruit forward. This will suggest rich blackberry and blueberry aromas and flavours and a soft, easygoing palate. This is an excellent value wine. Source: Vintages Wine Panel, undated.|
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