Four Vines Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2014
Zinfandel from Lodi, California
Say hello to your new friend, Four Vines Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel: big berry flavors, a hefty dusting of spice and zesty pepper are this Zin’s calling cards—and it’s destined to be a welcome guest at your backyard barbecue, pizza night or anytime your squad’s in town.
Wine Enthusiast - "This beautiful wine has aromas as ripe as dried figs, flavors as deep as blackberries falling off the vine, and a welcoming, broad texture that begs for another sip. While full bodied, it's easy to relax into.Best Buy"
Wilfred Wong of Wine.com - "One of the best red wine values in the marketplace, the 2014 Four Vines Old Vine Zinfandel offers loads of ripe fruit in the aroma and on the palate. The wine's layered texture makes it a great wine for casual enjoyment. Serve now with pork ribs. (Tasted: February 2, 2017, San Francisco, CA) "
Four Vines Winery
In 1994 Four Vines Winery kicked into gear featuring eclectic, appellation-specific Zins, and one kick-ass no-oak "Naked" Chardonnay. They named their Zins Biker, The Sophisticate and Maverick. Rich, succulent, fruit-generous wines that pair incredibly well with food. The winery relocated to Paso Robles where they began experimenting with Rhone varietals; bigger, headier wines that are positively explosive in flavor and form. No matter the wine, Four Vines has always brought a refreshing, irreverent attitude to the industry. Today, the winery sources fruit from all over the state of California and crushes mainly on the Central Coast and in Sonoma County. This allows grapes to arrive at their peak of cool morning temperatures to the crush pad. It all starts in the vineyard…don't let anyone tell you anything else. In late 2010, Derek Benham acquired Four Vines from its founders and moved the winery operations back up north to Sonoma County where it originally started. Four Vines is now in a position to reach its full potential as a category leader in Unoaked Chardonnay and Zinfandel. The story continues... View all Four Vines Wines
About Other California
California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label:
Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to wineries such as Wente.
Lodi County AVA, an AVA further east of San Francisco and known for its excellent, old-vine Zinfandels.
San Francisco Bay AVA, a sprawling AVA that covers Contra Costa, Santa Clara and Santa Cruz counties, to name a few. Wine that holds only the California AVA is typically a wine that includes grapes from a number of different AVAs, which leads to the general labeling of the wine as California. This does not denote the quality of the wine, only the diversity of where the grapes originate.
About CaliforniaIt's not rare to see a wine's country of origin listed as "California." A country unto itself in the wine world, California makes enough varieties and styles to match many European wine countries. It produces a diverse range of wines that span the quality spectrum.
The most famous of the California wine regions is Napa Valley, and these wines are certainly outstanding – but it's not as broad and diverse as its larger neighbor, Sonoma County. Down south, Santa Barbara's Santa Maria Valley is well-known for its Rhône blends, as well as cool-climate varieties like Pinot and Chardonnay. The Central Coast, the largest California AVA, has many different microclimates that lead to a wide range of wines with many sub-AVAs.
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9 ratings, 1 with reviewCarl Stewart - San Antonio, TX36/11/2017ScottFeil - Canal Winchester, OH16/8/2017Anonymous - Philadelphia, PA55/26/201755/23/2017johns9149 - Loveland, OH35/23/2017Anonymous - Woodlawn, IL15/16/2017Timoteo - Pasadena, CA34/6/2017Anonymous - Chicago, IL43/18/201753/6/2017Zootfinster - Chicago, IL22/4/2017I realize this is a pretty inexpensive wine, but it is IMO an not so good inexpensive wine. Ill stick with real Primativo.Anonymous - Gig Harbor, WA31/20/2017