Time has been good to these old vines and over the years their deep roots have cemented the foundation for intensely concentrated fruit with extraordinary character. In 2007, traditionally hot temperatures were notably cooler in San Joaquin County and the break in heat allowed grapes to ripen steadily over time. Low-yielding vineyards and sandy loam soils result in ample layers of sweet plum and blueberry fruit. Notes of vanilla, cocoa, and spice linger on the finish in this wine with complexity and well-balanced acidity. Dense and supple, the 2007 Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel is great on its own or accompanied with food.