You’ll love the Winexpert Private Reserve Zinfandel. Direct from the vineyard in Lodi where sandy, clay loam soil, hot days, cool nights. 35 year old vines combine to produce unique grapes bursting with complex, concentrated flavours. This Zinfandel exhibits silken layers of multidimensional delight. It starts with an up-front core of blackberry and dark cherry aromas, followed by suggestions of blueberry, raspberry, cranberry and dried plum. Undertones are of chocolate, almond and exotic spice.
Fermented on crushed grapeskins it finishes with an unmistakable black pepper sensation. Enjoy your first bottles after 2-3 months when the powerful fruit flavours dominate. However, do cellar some bottles for months, or years, to experience a more refined balance and the vast array of characteristics which time integrates into harmonized waves of complexity.
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Zinfandel is often lighter coloured like Pinot Noir but has a bold taste like a Cabernet or Merlot. Expect flavours of jam, blueberry, black pepper, cherry, plumcranberry, and licorice often with a spice or smokey finish. "Old Vine" Zinfandels are grown on vines that are 40 years or older creating a more intense wine. White Zinfandels are made with the same red grapes but the quick removal of skins after crushing produces a delightful Rosé.
Grapes have long been a part of the Lodi landscape, where bountiful wild vines used to grow along riverbanks. From the first planted vines in the mid-1800s, the region has flourished into a world-class producer, with most of the land dedicated to red wine grape varieties. Lodi’s grapes benefit from a Mediterranean climate of warm days and cool nights, and a dry growing season which allows growers to precisely manage vine growth through irrigation. Two mountain-fed rivers run through the region bringing rich granite-based minerals to the soil which lend complex flavours to the grapes.
Dry wines like Cabernet and Pinot Grigio have no perceptible amount of sweetness to the drinker and will often be detected as having a drying character in the mouth.
The big wines that can stand on their own. Often premium wines with higher tannins, alcohol levels and oaking levels as they all factor in a bigger tasting wine.
Most red wines will have at least a medium oak level as it is an expected part of the taste of a red wine.