XYZin Old Vine Zinfandel 2011

Zinfandel from California

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Item No. 124875
  • red wine
  • Green wine
  • WS89
Style: Smooth & Supple

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: 14.5%

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

Deep red with blue tones. The nose shows raspberry compote, crushed bing cherries, and red currant. Rich and full with bright acidity and fresh fruit notes. Creamy caramel roundness emphasizes the spicy backnotes and the juicy fruit fi nishes with a touch of pepper.

Great with everyday foods. A beautiful partner to pizza – especially those with fresh tomato toppings. Zinfandel also pairs well with Indian cuisine – a touch of curry complements the spice and the juicy fruit helps tame the spice on the palate.

Critical Acclaim

"Zesty and balanced, offering raspberry and anise aromas, with focused cherry and spice flavors that finish on a crisp note."
89 Points

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Ana - East Hampton, CT (read all my reviews)

Rating:
(7/31/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
This is one of the best zins I have ever had. Full body black berry untertones
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Rating:
(12/24/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Good
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Rating:
(10/27/2013)
Style: Smooth & Supple
Somewhat subdued initial aromas, mostly raspberry with a hint of vanilla oak and spices in the background. Aromas open up a bit more as the wine airs in the glass. Fairly bold raspberry and cherry flavors with a little oak, spice, and pepper in the background. Flavors become more bold as the wine airs in the glass. Second night essentially the same as the first. Third night similar to the second night, but with a slight note of sharpness in the initial flavors. Aromas and flavors again open up on the third night after a bit of airing in the glass. Last glass on the fourth night very much like the second and third nights. Medium/full bodied with smooth tannins and a moderately long finish. Held up quite well after opening with simple storage in a cool room.
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Learn About XYZin Map ItMap It

XYZin is a premium Zinfandel producer that explores the effects of vine age on the structure and style of Zinfandel wines. Each of our three wines is an expression of the time and place the vines were planted, and come from Zinfandel vines at least 10, 50 or 100 years of age at the time of harvest. We believe the age of a vine is as much a part of a wine’s makeup as climate, soil and clone selection, and each wine reflects the physical age of its vine, as well as the techniques and traditions of generations of farmers.

Learn 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...

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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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