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7 Deadly Wines
2016 Seven Deadly Zins Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Zinfandel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15.99
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7 Deadly Wines
2016 Seven Deadly Zins Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Zinfandel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
Ruby color. Aromas of red plum, freshly baked cinnamon pastry, cedar, and maple-dipped bacon with a fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, long chocolate ganache, balsamic glaze, roasted nuts, and cafe au lait finish. A dreamy Lodi Zin with roasty character and instant appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: red plum, freshly baked cinnamon pastry, cedar, and maple-dipped bacon
Taste Flavor: chocolate genache, balsamic glaze, roasted nuts, and cafe au lait
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dreamy Lodi Zin with roasty character and instant appeal.

The Producer or Importer or Marketer

The Wine Group

The Producer or  Importer or  Marketer
4596 Tesla Road
Livermore, CA 94550
USA
1 925-456-2500

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90 Slow Press 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $16.99.
90 Slow Press 2017 Chardonnay, Monterey County 14% (USA) $16.99.
87 Slow Press 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County 14.3% (USA) $16.99.
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88 Slow Press 2018 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $16.00.
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87 Tailor Made 2016 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $15.99.
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88 Tailor Made 2016 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $15.99.
85 Tailor Made 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $15.00.
89 Tailor Made 2016 Creamy, Chardonnay, California 14% (USA) $15.00.
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87 Tailor Made 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $15.00.
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88 Tailor Made 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $15.99.
87 Tailor Made 2017 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $15.99.
88 Tailor Made 2017 Bourbon Barrel Aged , Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $15.00.
88 Tailor Made 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $15.00.
85 Tailor Made 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $15.00.
BR Tailor Made 2018 Creamy, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 The Collection NV Prosecco, Prosecco DOC 11% (Italy) $9.99.
85 The Collection NV Sparkling Rosé, Italy 11% (Italy) $14.99.
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BR Three Wishes NV Merlot, California 12.5% (USA) $3.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Three Wishes NV Chardonnay, American 12.5% (USA) $3.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Three Wishes NV American 12.5% (USA) $3.00. - Bronze Medal
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85 Tribute 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 14% (USA) $16.00.
BR Voyager Point 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Voyager Point 2016 Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
92 Voyager Point 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 12.5% (New Zealand) $9.99.
88 Voyager Point 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00.
87 Voyager Point 2016 Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00.
90 Voyager Point 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 12.5% (New Zealand) $10.00.
86 Voyager Point 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
85 Voyager Point 2018 Rosé, California 13% (USA) $9.99.
87 Voyager Point 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough 12.5% (New Zealand) $9.99.
BR Winemakers Selection 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $5.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Winemakers Selection 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $5.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Winemakers Selection 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.5% (USA) $5.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Winemakers Selection 2018 Red Blend, California 13% (USA) $5.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Winemakers Selection 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $5.00.
86 Witching Hour NV Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $9.99.
89 World’s Edge NV Chardonnay, South-Eastern Australia 12.5% (Australia) $8.00.
87 World’s Edge NV Cabernet Sauvignon, South-Eastern Australia 13.5% (Australia) $8.00.

Zinfandel

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Zinfandel first came to American shores by way of the Schonbrunn collection which contained all the wine varietals grown in the Austrian empire. The earliest mention of Zinfandel, by name, in America was a vine nursery in Long Island in the 1820s. It made its way to California in the gold rush and thrived because of its hearty constitution and vigorous yields. Many a prospector had a little vineyard of Zinfandel and washed away their sorrows in their purple cups.

Zinfandel is California’s pride and joy, a zesty, spicy, alcoholic (often 15% or more) wine that fits in well with the frontier spirit of the Golden State. The grape is believed to be related to one or more varieties in Croatia, while in the southern Italian region of Puglia, Zinfandel is a name sometimes given to the Primitivo grape.

While there are excellent plantings of Zinfandel in may California regions, the districts of Lodi and Contra Costa County are very famous for this grape, especially as there are numerous “old vine” plantings that are often more than one hundred years of age. These vines produce tiny quantities, but the resulting wines are intensely spicy and brambly. Zinfandel has a good deal of natural tannin, so these wines can age well, as long as the winemaker can find the proper balance, not always an easy thing. Zinfandels from Ridge Vineyards, a celebrated producer in Santa Cruz County, are among the longest-lived and most refined examples.

Recommended foods for Zinfandel are grilled or barbecued meats, wild game and stews – the heartier, the better. White Zinfandel, not to be confused with Zinfandel (red) is a blush wine, generally lighter-bodied with moderate sweetness.

For a hundred years, zinfandel was the king of California reds. In 1884 it accounted for 40 percent of all the state's grape vines, but the grand old vineyards fell victim to modern economics and changing trends.

Luckily, a small band of dedicated producers, coupled with a near-fanatical cult following, have continued to hold out. Against all odds, the pendulum just might be poised to swing back.

So just what is it about these old vineyards that is helping to put zinfandel back on the map? The consensus seems to be that a vineyard reaches a qualitative peak between 25 and 50 years old. Because of prohibition, there are relatively few old vineyards in California. Of the state's 350,000 acres of vinifera, fewer than three percent are over 50 years old. The vast majority of these are devoted to zinfandel. While the percentage of cabernet vineyards exceeding even 25 years of age is minute, it is quite possible to sample the fruits of a fully mature zinfandel vineyard, often at half the price.

In addition, old vineyards inherently produce less fruit. This factor provides a natural limit on the vine's tendency to overproduce. Though a problem if quantity is the ultimate goal, it is an essential factor in the production of high-quality wines. With the price of cabernet rising so precipitously in the last few years, it has once again become economical for vintners to produce wine from shy-yielding old zinfandel vineyards; winemakers are scouring the state looking for the odd parcel of vines. Also, vintners have learned how well some of the old methods of pruning and farming have worked, and are seeking to apply these principles in new plantings.

Paul Draper, winemaker and CEO of Ridge Vineyards, summed up zinfandel's appeal best: "Zinfandel has so much forward fruit that it's sensual to drink right away. Its appeal is immediate, whereas cabernet needs time to develop. You can have a very sensual experience with cabernet, but you can have a comparable experience with young zinfandel--which is why, in a restaurant, I'd be more likely to order a zinfandel than a cabernet."