Mt Luxxe Vineyards Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel
The Lodi growing region in California is sometimes a mystery to me since I have yet to travel there to explore all its wonders and its wineries! I DO know that the Lodi region is very well known for growing Zinfandel grapes and producing excellent Zinfandel wines. I know that Lodi also produces about 40% of California’s premium Zinfandel since the climate and terroir are perfect to produce delectable and unique Zinfandel wines. Most grapevines are considered “mature” when they are 12-25 years old. When you see “old vine” on the label, the grapevines are over 25 years old and preferably over 50 years old! Many winemakers believe that “old vines” tend to produce less fruit and therefore yields a more concentrated wine in the end. Today I am experiencing the Mt Luxxe Vineyards Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2017. Since it is from Lodi and from old vines, I am ready to enjoy something fantastic!
In my glass, dark burgundy in color with purple at its core. Rich aromas of blueberry jam, plum, cherry, anise, and exotic spices. Medium to full bodied with velvety tannins and bright acidity. Bold flavors of ripe blueberry, red plum, boysenberry, tobacco, and black pepper. Concentrated with a medium body and layers of flavors that are not overripe makes this a very approachable wine. Further exploration shows more dark berry notes with hints of anise, cherry, and smoke leading to a long, peppery finish. I really enjoyed this balanced, flavorful Zinfandel and feel it would be a perfect accompaniment with food! Pair the Mt Luxxe Vineyards Old Vine Zinfandel with BBQ pork ribs, roast lamb, blackened salmon, grilled burgers, grilled vegetables, and medium cheeses. 93 Points! (Wine Splash).
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