Scotto Family Cellars Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel
Scotto Family Cellars Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel has aromas of blueberry pie, cola, cherry and black liquorice. It is rich, juicy and alluring on the palate with flavours of ripe red summer berries, cranberry, and hints of cinnamon and pepper. The long and delicious aftertaste is worthy of the history and work that has gone into those old vines all these many years.
Country: North America
Grape Variety: Zinfandel
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Blueberries and baking spices
Drink With: A homemade cheeseburger
Originating from one of the oldest and most distinctive Zinfandel growing regions in California, the Scotto Family Cellars Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel showcases beautifully the character of this storied region. The vineyard is located just to the east of the city of Lodi, where the warm days are tempered by the cooling evening breezed emanating from the San Joaquin Delta. This makes for a longer growing season and ultimately for a more complex and engaging wine.
Hand picked and gently crushed to release the full bounty of flavour from the fruit of 50 year old vines, this Zinfandel was fermented on its skin for 9 days. After fermentation, the Zinfandel was pressed into four year old French oak barrels and aged for 22 months to showcase the fruit.
Why we like this wine
A super Zinfandel without a hefty price tag. It shows all of the blueberry pie flavours that are associated with Zinfandel and although it's really easy drinking, it certainly doesn't lack power. Great Zin.
- A great example of Zinfandel
- Easy drinking and well fruited
- Juicy and mouth-filling