Wednesday, June 13, 2007

Four Vines Zinfandel "The Sophisticate" 2004 wine review by (PB)


This happened to be reviewed in my latest issue of the Wine Spectator and they liked it a lot! Their tastes and mine, rarely disagree so just by happenstance, I found this wine a couple days later for $14 although the reference price is $18.

This wine is purple with youthful exuberance and bold--brash?--confidence. There is plenty of big aromas galore like spicy peppery, green pepper with black raspberry fruit.

The mouth is lush with ripe dark berry fruit and black cherry, espresso and baker's chocolate to boot. This is one of those really big fruit forward wines that leave nothing to subtlety. But this wine is still young and very tasty yet silky now. Want to know what classic Zin is like? Grab this. At $14, this has to be a recommended wine from old (PB).

At that price, buy three and lay two down for another year and then two. Raise a glass!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I was just up at this winery, and chose The Sophisticate over their other zins...but I paid $24 for it (!) so your $14 looks even better.