Predator Old Vine Zinfandel 2012

Zinfandel from North Coast, California

Price: $22.00 $15.99
Save $6.01 (27%)
Item No. 130621
  • TP88
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 15.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.

Winemaker's Notes

An intense, full-bodied wine with red fruit, blackberry and spice. Lingering tannins over a long, smoky finish. Bright raspberry, blackberry, black pepper and smoky oak. Bold red raspberry, cherry, juicy blackberry, black pepper with smooth tannins.

Pair with short ribs or a juicy burger.

Critical Acclaim

"Juicy and toasted with some sweet raspberry fruit and cinnamon spice; tangy, fresh and balanced. "
88 Points

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Rating:
(8/11/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Pair with: Smoked salmon
Excellent zin with grapes from Lodi. This zin has an earthy tast with a hint of smoke and berries. I ordered a couple of bottles and am ordering more today. Great value for this wine!
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Jade Sotak - Schnecksville, PA (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(6/26/2014)
Style: Earth & Spicy
Rich and smooth - one of the better zins I've had in a while.
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Nick Worm - Morrisville, NC (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(5/4/2014)
Style: Big & Bold
Love this wine! Very surprising experience for the price point. Paired with grilled food where the smokey finish resonated and totally added to meal. Immediately bought some more after dinner - it was that good.
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Learn About Predator

The Lodi appellation in California's Central Valley, is known for its legendary Old Vine Zinfandels. Ideally situated between the Sierra Foothills and the San Francisco Bay Delta, Lodi benefits from cool afternoon and evening breezes, producing world-renowned Zinfandel. Predator Zinfandel is sourced from 50+year old vines that produce rich and intensely flavored fruit. The...

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Learn About North Coast

Beyond Napa and Sonoma in the north you find a couple of other counties producing great wine. Among these are Mendocino and Lake County. The northernmost California winegrowing regions, these two counties are right above Napa and Sonoma, geographically. Yet, wine-wise they are very different - both from their southern neighbors and from each other. Notable Facts Mendocino...

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Learn About Zinfandel

Zinfandel(ZIN-fahn-dell) American Grape Zinfandel the American - or Californian - grape. Although it's not from America (Croatia has been named its origin), it does seem quite at home in the vineyards of California. During Prohibition, many Zinfandel vines survived as the high-yielding grape was popular both for home winemaking and communion wine, which is...

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