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2012 Macchia Zinfandel Mischievous

Wine Review: 2012 Macchia Zinfandel Mischievous Lodi, California Macchia Winery produces a variety of different Zinfandel’s, each with unique personalities and characteristics crafted from a number of small lots from Lodi. The 2012 Macchia Zinfandel Mischievous is a full-bodied, ultra-ripe, richly intense style Zinfandel with spicy and jammy blackberry and dark cherry flavors. 

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What is a Field Blend Wine?

What is a field blend wine? Have you ever wondered what field blends are? . Well you are in luck. Winegrowers of Dry Creek Valley recently hosted a special virtual tasting to showcase three zinfandel’s made in an “old school” style, what they call “field blend Zins” from Dry Creek Valley, an AVA in Sonoma County. […]

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2012 Jeremy Wine Company Lodi Zinfandel

Wine Review: 2012 Jeremy Wine Company Lodi Zinfandel . Located in the Mokelumne River sub AVA of Lodi (they have seven appellations to be exact–who knew?) the vineyard where these Zinfandel grapes are sourced come from 60-year-old vines. The wine also has 15% Petitie Sirah added to the blend. 

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Wine Review: 2011 Dry Creek Vineyard Heritage Vines Zinfandel

I like to characterize wines as masculine or feminine. What defines style largely depends on type of grape, where the grapes grow, and the result of the winemaker’s decision-making abilities. Feminine wines are soft and pretty. Masculine styles are bold and assertive. I do not characterize all wines in this fashion because it is not […]

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Wine Review: 2011 Dry Creek Old Vine Sonoma County California Zinfandel

What are old vines? Dry Creek’s definition is vines that are more than 50 years old. In this wine, the vines are almost double that, producing 1-2 tons per acre which makes it a pretty special Zinfandel. Even with the challenging 2011 vintage, which brought unseasonably cool temperatures and unwelcomed rain, this wine still brings […]

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Wine Review: 2010 Murphy Goode Liars Dice Sonoma County Zinfandel

A good acronym for this wine would be LDMG (Low Down Mighty Good) or split it and bump it around and you have MGLD (Murphy-Goode Liars Dice). Either way, this wine “brings it” showing a blend of classic Sonoma Zinfandel that includes a throw caution to the wind and let your freak flag fly style. […]

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