Monday, June 21, 2010

Four Vines Old Vine Cuvee Zinfandel 2007 wine review by (PB)

*Previously reviewed: Nice black cherry hue with really nice bouquet of wild black cherry, ripe blackberry and plum with the characteristic wild, brambly, forest floor edge that is classic Zin.

Palate--Nice full bodied plush texture with big, fruity, bready, dark berries on top of plenty of smoke and wood with an espresso highlight. Paired with BBQ'd pulled pork--home made of course.

This is a good example of the grape at a great price of $10.

*Why do we re-review wines? Because it helps you see the subjective elements of wine tasting by checking (if you desire) to see how the same person or a couple experts might review the same wine. It is also so that we can check ourselves on our consistency. You will find that with few exceptions, an adjective might differ here and there from a previous review but you will notice how it reflects that same characteristic. The third reason we may do repeat reviews is to verify that a particular wine we gave a marginal review to was truly marginal rather than just corked or otherwise flawed due to poor storage etc.

At any rate--raise a glass as I ponder my current contract on my latest book! Oh yeah!

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