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2017 Mettler Family Zinfandel "Epicenter Old Vine"

Mettler 2017 Epicenter Old Vine Zinfandel

Winery: Mettler Family

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Epicenter Old Vine"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 100% Zinfandel

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Lodi

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: 704

KWG Score: 92 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90)

Review date: March 27, 2020

Wine Review: This deep purple colored Zinfandel opens with an earthy blackberry and ripe plum bouquet with hints of oak, raisins and strawberry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, juicy, bold, and fruit forward. The flavor profile is blackberry, black raspberry, cherry, oak with a touch of raisin. Decanting for an hour or so will allow the tannins to integrate providing a balanced and structured Zinfandel. The full mouth finish faded away pleasantly. I would pair this “Old Vine” Zin with braised short ribs over mash potatoes. - Joe

Winemaker Notes: The 2017 Mettler Zinfandel entices with its deep, inky purple color. The initial earthy and smoky aromas are followed by those of blackberry, vanilla and plum. The complex medley of flavors includes ripe berries, licorice and herbs with a hint of black pepper. The sturdy but softly integrated tannins yield to subtle oak notes as the wine lingers on the palate. Pair with hearty stews or grilled meats.

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