Lodi is home to some of the most dynamic Old Vine Zinfandel wines on the market today. We feel fortunate at Christopher’s Wine and Cheese to have been afforded the opportunity to carry their exclusive Old Vine Zinfandel since the day we opened our doors. We are always proud to tell people we have a good relationship with a producer of a great product, such as Klinker Brick’s Old Vine Zinfandel.
While there is still a stigma around zinfandel from the era of “white zin”, True zinfandels are certainly making a come back! This comeback is in large part due to wineries such as Klinkerbrick producing a solid product that tempts the consumer to come back for another taste time and time again. Their Old Vine Zinfandel (OVZ) has all the true qualities of an OVZ, and then sme nice little enhancements!
On the nose, you’re going to smell a distinct smoky aroma that will surely make you salivate masking the big blackberry jam and spice; it nearly throws me back to a southern country breakfast in my mind. After digesting that wonderful memory and absorbing the heady aromas, The first sip allows one the sensation of smoked bacon and rich jammy blackberry sensation on the fore of the tongue. As the journey across the palate continues, the round juiciness of black currents, blackberries and cassis explode on the crest of the tongue. As with any Zinfandel worth it’s weight, the explosion of ample spice as you swallow is divine with this OVZ; black pepper, white pepper, and light oregono are among the blend.
And the best part of Klinker Brick’s Old Vine Zinfandel… it tend to retail around $22, making it a fair price for an exceedingly exceptional wine!