Predator Old Vine Zinfandel 2011 Wine Review

Predator Old Vine Zinfandel 2011
Lodi, California, United States
Community Score: 4.4/5
Community Reviews: 4
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Product #: 219485

Price: $18.95
Alcohol: 15%
Drink: 2013-2016
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Predator
Agent: Majestic Wine Cellars
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Natalie's Score: 90/100

Warm and rich and full-bodied with black and purple plums and some blueberry jam notes. Smooth and satisfying. Perfect for many types of meat pizzas, steak, pork roast and any bacon-inflected dish.

Zinfandel food pairings: pizza, burgers, sausage.

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Darlene Myers CAPS Sommelier rated this wine as 93/100 with the following review:

I shared this wine with friends, and we all agreed it was spectacular. When I brought the glass to my nose, the first smell that hit me was the aroma of smoke. On the palate it was a kaleidoscope of flavours that included cherries, vanilla, chocolate, coffee and a smokey oak taste. The Old Vine Zinfandel is the most popular in California, and this wine is all the reasons why. Vines are usually 30 to 40 years old for it to be considered old vine, and creates a more intense wine. I whole-heartedly recommend this wine.
Sean O'Regan Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Nov 15, 2013: Deep ruby with blackberry, raspberry and smoked paprika, sage, coffee and oak spice on the nose. Palate reveals ripe berry fruit, plum, cherry, smokey/toasty oak and dried herb notes. Good balance of fruit, acid and tannins, with a long berry, smokey finish with a bit of a bitter weedy green note. A little heavy on the oak char for some perhaps, and lacking some elegance. Best with burgers or BBQ meats over the next couple of years.
Winner of a Silver Medal at the 2012 New York World Wine and Spirit Competition. Tremendous crowd-pleasing Zin with aromas of plum, pine boughs, sour cherry and hickory smoke. Dry to slightly off dry. This flavourful wine is a must have for your pizza, burgers and sausage night. No pretensions, just a good, rich, honest, fun food wine. Source: Source: Vintages Wine Panel, Nov. 2012

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