Windstorm, old vines Zinfandel 2016 California – Lodi

Windstorm, old vines Zinfandel 2016 California – Lodi

Deep, opaque color with deep & concentrated wild berries, cassis and strawberrie aromas. It’s fruit-forward with a simple and pure expression. It needs opening, breathing as the intensity is quite shy. On the contrary, the mouthfeel is intense enough, with an explosive juiciness. It makes me think of the bursting fruit marbles in Bubble tea.

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Prototype Zinfandel 2016 – California Lodi

Prototype Zinfandel 2016 – California Lodi

Prototype is a wine with a fresh overall fruit character, but with tarter finish. Even the color is surprisingly light and brilliant. The aromas combine a mix of juicy and fresh, little, concentrated berries. On the palate, it’s tasteful, soft and light. I’d say it’s closer to a Grenache than a zinfandel in style. There’s…

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Brazin, Old Vines Zinfandel 2016 California – Lodi

Brazin, Old Vines Zinfandel 2016 California – Lodi

This wine is very expressive with mostly under ripe, tart cherries aroma at first. With a little whiff of air, it will disclose an interesting smoky and meaty side. The palate is thick in every aspect with a strong boldness and very apparent oakiness, not so integrated.

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Three finger jack Old vine – 2016 California – Lodi

Three finger jack Old vine – 2016 California  – Lodi

This Zinfandel from old vines, up to 110 year old, is truly daring. It’s very expressive character, extremely aromatic, exhumes all kind of concentrated aromas, black fruit, licorice, dried flower petals, Molasse, baking spices and strong coffee. The mouth is  ligt and lean in terms of tannins but quite delicious. The wild fruitiness makes it…

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Ironstone Vineyards – Chardonnay 2013 – Lodi

Ironstone Vineyards – Chardonnay 2013 – Lodi

(fermentation on lees) The nose is fine, fresh and fruity. It reveals notes of citrus (grapefruit, lemon) associated with fine notes of Granny apple associated with a few fine notes of exotic fruits and flowers. The mouth is nicely fruity, balanced, creamy and has a beautiful expression. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of…

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Ironstone Vineyards – Pinot Grigio 2013 – Lodi

Ironstone Vineyards – Pinot Grigio 2013 – Lodi

The nose is elegant, fine and beautifully aromatic. It reveals notes of nectarine and flowers associated with touches of acacia as well as slight notes of exotic fruits. The palate is fruity, beautifully suave and reveals a small minerality. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of peach, nectarine and clementine combined with touches of…

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Ironstone Vineyards – Merlot 2013 – Lodi

Ironstone Vineyards – Merlot 2013 – Lodi

(90% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Franc) The nose is harmonious, well defined and fruity. It reveals notes of plum and ripe fruit associated with small notes of spices, black cherry as well as slight notes of coffee, cornflower and a hint of black tea. The palate is fruity, round, depth and offers a beautiful intensity. In…

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Ironstone Vineyards – Old Vine Zinfandel 2013 – Lodi

Ironstone Vineyards – Old Vine Zinfandel 2013 – Lodi

(95% Zinfandel, 5% Petite Syrah) The nose reveals notes of cassis, blackberry and plum associated with a few notes of violet and spices (pepper, chocolate). The palate is fruity and balanced. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of blueberry and plum associated with hints of minerality, violets as well as touches of fig and…

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Ironstone Vineyards – Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – Lodi

Ironstone Vineyards – Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 – Lodi

The nose is fruity, powerful and quite fine. It reveals notes of violet and fruit. The palate is fruity, well structured and quite juicy. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of blueberry, plum and slight notes of cassis associated with slight notes of raspberry, cocoa as well as touches of vanilla, coconut and toasted…

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Ironstone Vineyards – Cabernet Franc 2013 – Lodi

Ironstone Vineyards – Cabernet Franc 2013 – Lodi

The nose is elegant and harmonious. It reveals notes of blueberry and fig associated with slight vegetal notes (in the background) and a discreet hint of vanilla. The palate is fruity, fine and well-balanced. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of blueberry, plum and fig combined with touches of flowers, mocha, oak and a…

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