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2018 Rodney Strong Zinfandel "Old Vines"

Rodney Strong 2018 Old Vines Zinfandel

Winery: Rodney Strong

Vintage: 2018

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Old Vines"

Wine Category: Zinfandel

Grape blend: 96% Zinfandel, 3% Petite Sirah & 1% Touriga Nacional

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Sonoma County

State or country: CA

Price: $25

Cases produced: 6,000

KWG Score: 89.6 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (90.25)

Review date: July 26, 2021

Wine Review: This medium ruby colored “Old Vine” Zinfandel from Rodney Strong is very good. It opens with a boysenberry and moist pipe tobacco bouquet with hints of Chinese five spice and clove. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, juicy and very easy to drink. The flavor profile is a mulberry and mild black plum blend with notes of gentle oak. We also detected hints of cinnamon, clove, black pepper and loam. The finish is dry and its mild tannins drift away nicely. We would pair this very food friendly Zin with a charcuterie platter featuring cured meats and aged cheddar cheese or with oxtail stew. Enjoy – Ken and Mike M

Winemaker Notes: Fresh, bright berry fruit form our heritage Russian River vineyard, combined with the ripe, peppery jam from our Alexander Valley and Dry Creek vineyards, make for a wonderful diversity of flavor, showcasing the best that Zinfandel can offer. This wine boasts notes of blackberry, plum and boysenberry with a touch of red fruit jam and creamy vanilla. Enjoy this Zinfandel now with spiced short ribs, pulled pork sandwiches or a barbeque chicken pizza.

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