Winexpert Private Reserve Old Vines Zinfandel - Lodi, California
Not to be confused with White Zinfandel, the sweet wine with the nice pink colour! Zinfandel is a heavy, dry red wine with tons of character.
Crushed berry and smoky aromas invite you into a wine full of dark berry flavours with nuanced oak and spice. Rich, fruity and bold, with a lingering finish.
Lodi is quickly emerging as one of California’s most exciting wine destinations. Situated 100 miles directly east of the San Francisco Bay at the edge of the San Joaquin/Sacramento River Delta, cool delta breezes provide the region with a reliable, natural air conditioning throughout the growing season. This perfect climate allows Lodi grape growers to consistently craft a diverse set of delicious full-flavored varietal wines that display a refreshing natural acidity.
The term Old Vines means exactly what you think - the grape plants are much older than would be typical. Old vines produce unique flavours because the roots go deeper into the soil, extracting more minerals. Those flavours are passed on into the wine, resulting in a more complex wine that may have a mineral character.
Zinfandel is the perfect barbeque wine. Beef, chicken, pork; if it's grilled, bring out he Zin! Love charcuterie? Zinfandel is your wine - the jammy flavours go great with salty cured meats. Cheese-wise, stick with the strong stuff. Old cheddar, smoked gouda, and parmigiana reggiano are great choices.
Dry | Heavy Oak | Full Body | 14% abv
This 14L wine kit makes 23 litres of wine. Contains grape skins for added body and flavour. Includes 30 labels. We recommend an 8-week schedule.
Private Reserve is the highest-quality offering from Winexpert, equivalent to the former Eclipse line.