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Thursday, June 11, 2009

2006 Brazin Old Vine Zinfandel

The 2006 Brazin Old Vine Zinfandel is a wine sourced from 35 to 80 year old vines in California's Lodi region. I won't dive into the finite details of how this wine is vinified because I really don't think those that produce this wine really are focused on the details of how the wine was made, but more upon how it's marketed.

On the nose I get aromas of black cherry and a medicinal-like cherry cough syrup. On the palate the wine starts off with big black cherry flavors, chocolate, oak, and some spice. There is also a touch of orange peel, sour cherry, and alcohol that make their way into the wine on the finish. You can pretty much sum this wine up by saying that it has a heavy dose of wood and cherry character. Not a great wine by any stretch of the imagination but it is drinkable. I just think that for twenty bucks you can find a way better buy in this category. -- ie. Marietta
84-85 points


lesley said...

I agree with you on this one, especially the cherry cough syrup!!
Califonian wines do very well here. For some reason though, they are not always on the top of my shopping list.

 
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