Sidebar Cellars Old Vine Zinfandel 2018
|Region||California, Central Valley, Lodi|
From Mokelumne River in Lodi and made of 100% Zinfandel, the barrel sample of 2018 Zinfandel has a nose of spiced black cherry, blueberry jam and potpourri with herbal and earth touches and peachy undertones. Medium to full-bodied, it offers great intensity of blue fruits in the mouth, with grainy framing tannins and great juicy acidity, finishing long with fruity and spicy layers. 1,120 cases are expected to be made.
This smoky, spicy wine wraps potent blackberry flavors in black pepper, beef and wood smoke for a dark and delicious effect. It is full-bodied, moderately tannic and nicely concentrated.
Rated 90 by Jeb Dunnuck The red under this label is also rock-solid. Based on 78% Zinfandel, 10% Alicante Bouschet, and the rest Petite Sirah and other varieties, the 2017 Zinfandel Old Vine offers a spice-filled, red plum, kirsch, cedar, and brambly herb-laced bouquet to go with a medium-bodied, elegant, savory style on the palate. It's another wine from this label that's going to shine with food.