Wine List for Weekly Tasting
This Saturday Wine ConneXtion presents…
Wine ConneXtion welcomes Guest Pourer,
Derek from Blue Coast Wine Imports,
To Celebrate Great Zinfandels That Won’t Break The Bank!
Saturday, August 24th, 1:00pm-5:00pm.
Klinker Brick, “Brickmason” Zinfandel Blend, 2016, Lodi, CA
This wine is a blend 80% Zinfandel, 10% Syrah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Petite Sirah. This is a rich wine that has great focus and a moderate layer of tannins to offer grip. Black berry, plum and cherry flavors all contribute to the palate and keep reverberating on the finish.
Cline Family Cellars, “Ancient Vines” Zinfandel, 2017, Contra Costa County, CA
The 2017 Cline “Ancient Vines” Zinfandel shows spicy, bright strawberry, coffee and chocolate characters. In addition to ripe fruit and soft tannins, this wine has a mouth-coating finish. Plus, aging on new and used oak gives this wine a subtle vanilla quality. All of this combines nicely to complement the explosive fruit notes.
Scotto Family Cellars, “Old Vine” Zinfandel, 2015, Lodi, CA
A superior value, Scotto “Old Vine” Zinfandel rocks with deep ripe berries, hints of black pepper, and savory spices. The wine over-delivers at the price point. Pair with a big, thick, juicy steak.
LangeTwins Family Winery, “Old Vine” Zinfandel, 2016, Lodi, CA
Grapes from a historic 100-year-old vineyard come together with youthful fruit to create a wine with vibrant character. The 2016 vintage has vivid color and ripe berry aromas. On the palate, there are notes of spice that lead to concentrated flavors of bright expressive red fruit. Pleasant warmth and a finish that reveals balanced structure completes the wine.
Opolo Vineyards, “Summit Creek” Zinfandel, 2017, Paso Robles, CA
Paso Robles is an appellation famous from producing intense, fruit forward zinfandels. The fruit for this wine comes from eight different vineyards in Paso Robles, CA. Opolo chose to use grapes from both the Santa Lucia Mountain range as well as grapes from the cooler coastal regions of Paso Robles. As a result, Opolo captured the diversity and essence of this iconic wine region.