Rombauer Zinfandel was our wine of choice for New Year’s Eve. If I were to describe it in musical terms, I would say that it thrashes around my mouth like a bombastic heavy metal front man on a strobe-lit stage.
Bogle Vineyards is a family-owned business that produces a selection of value brand wines, including popular varietals and two red blends.
We’ve recently been enjoying wines from Oak Ridge Winery in Lodi, California. For our throw down we’ll pit a 2012 Oak Ridge Old Vine Zinfandel at a cost of about $14 against their 2011 Reserve Zinfandel which costs $24. Our goal is to see if we can taste a $10 difference. The $14 Zinfandel exhibitsContinue reading “Oak Ridge Zinfandel Throw Down”
Gnarly sounds like surfer dude language to me, but in this case it describes the 35 to 80 year old gnarled vines that have been pruned in such a way so that they form a knotted, mangled top. Old Vine Zin is an audacious, full-bodied fruit bomb. There’s nothing subtle about the blood red colorContinue reading “Gnarly Head 2012 Old Vine Zin”
We enjoy the bold spiciness of Seven Deadly Zins and set out to find another wine in the same vein. Based on a few online reviews, we selected the 2010 Brazin (B) Old Vine Zin from Lodi, CA. The wine’s name is very descriptive of its personality. Brazin is brazen, a bold and unabashedly flavorfulContinue reading “Brazin Old Vine Zin”