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 Vintage2011 Label 1 of 24 
TypeRed
ProducerMacchia (web)
VarietyZinfandel
DesignationMischievous Old Vine
Vineyardn/a
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionCentral Valley
AppellationLodi
UPC Code(s)899806002062

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2013 and 2016 (based on 4 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 89.4 pts. and median of 91 pts. in 60 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Bizspirit on 5/9/2015: Great full body juicy spicy Zin (7497 views)
 Tasted by corkscrews on 1/21/2015 & rated 91 points: A nose of jammy dark fruits and spice, dark purple in color. A Full bodied full throttle Zin, with blackberry, black cherry, vanilla spice on long finish. The alcohol is mostly held in check, a Zin lovers Zin and a great value. www.winelx.com (7849 views)
 Tasted by nocoretiree on 9/3/2014 & rated 91 points: Was looking for a heady red wine that would stand up to my Labor Day BBQ (smoked baby back ribs & brisket) and this fit the bill perfectly.
This is a fully-extracted, mouth-filling Lodi AVA wine with 16% alcohol. Definitely a fruit bomb, so there may be people that do not like this style. There was tremendous depth - blackberry fruit, spice (nutmeg), hint of coffee. Classic Zin tastes, just a bit more on the robust side. Think we paid in the mid-20's for this, worth it. Drinking perfectly now, might mellow a tad in 2015. (8414 views)
 Tasted by Bauman on 1/24/2014 & rated 88 points: pretty decent zin for the price. Buy at total wine (9086 views)
 Tasted by GusGlitz on 12/31/2013 & rated 85 points: Great full California Zin. (9110 views)
 Tasted by sojoknuckle on 11/16/2013 & rated 91 points: This is a very smooth bottle of Zinfandel that is perfect for having as a cocktail. (2473 views)
 Tasted by Robwild on 11/4/2013 & rated 89 points: A nice fruit forward Zinfandel. Blackberries and raspberries. Mild tanins and medium bodied. A very value (2164 views)
 Tasted by Bauman on 9/22/2013 & rated 90 points: This is an excellent wine for quaffing with style. This one goes on my buy more list. Excellent blackberry and raspberry finish. Good nose. (2007 views)
 Tasted by dpgreene on 8/26/2013: Depoe Bay (1588 views)
 Tasted by Woodbridge Brad on 8/23/2013 & rated 80 points: At 16% alcohol this is a study in port like ripeness. It really does not work with food nor is it easy drinking, That said it does have nice clear strong flavors but it is like drinking a dry cordial. Too dry for a dessert wine too alcoholic for dinner. (1521 views)
 Tasted by stenoman2 on 7/5/2013: - Purple color and aromas of blackberry. It's somewhat balanced with a medium body. Satin-Like texture with a medium finish - A very nice bottle. Very fruity with aromas of blackberries. On my list to purchase again. A good $20.00 bottle. (1663 views)
 Tasted by fitchbuck on 6/16/2013 & rated 92 points: Just a tad bit too fruity for how I prefer my zins - otherwise this was a killer bottle, with top-flight QPR to boot. (1595 views)
 Tasted by VinoPKM on 6/15/2013 & rated 88 points: Drank both of these too early- tasty wine. But needs some time and air. QPR is starting to lessen on these wine as the price point continue to increase slightly each year. Used to be a $15 Zin and now $20. Great pizza or burger wine or on its own. (1384 views)
 Tasted by Peanut2013 on 6/12/2013: The nose is like a baked boysenberry pie or cobbler with Holiday spice.
The finish is warm brown sugar, slightly blackberry sour back-end (1249 views)
 Tasted by nicole3eyes on 5/27/2013 & rated 92 points: Always delicious, a real fruit bomb Zin. (1317 views)
 Tasted by GusGlitz on 4/19/2013 & rated 82 points: Full fruited wine.
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 Tasted by Winoluver on 3/5/2013 & rated 90 points: AGM

Drinks like a $40 bottle. Blackberries wt some cinnamon on the finish. A fabulous bottle at any price but especially at $20. (1504 views)
 Tasted by Anonymous on 1/26/2013 & rated 90 points: The wine looks Purple colored. The legs are Slow. It smells like Blackberry and Red Currant with a hint of Vanilla. The body is Medium/Full. The wine has Silky texture. The wine finishes Medium. Overall, very good. (1542 views)
 Tasted by flycatblue on 1/13/2013 & rated 91 points: Smooth and velvety with ripe plum notes and hints of vanilla. Paired well with slow cooked braised pork with Chinese Five Spice. Delightful now but should age well in the short term. (1586 views)
 Tasted by Justin Bray on 11/1/2012: Huge dark fruit flavors, very intense and luscious. The finish however was very bitter to me, I could definitely taste the ridiculously high alcohol. Perhaps in a couple of years it will soften, but I felt it was there to stay. (1250 views)
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By Julia Harding, MW
JancisRobinson.com (9/30/2013)
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Macchia

Producer web site

Zinfandel

ZAP: Zinfandel Advocates & Producers | Varietal character (Appellation America) | Wikipedia-Zinfandel

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Central Valley

The Central California Winegrowers (Official site) | Central Valley (California Wine Institute)

Lodi

Lodi Woodbridge Winegrape Commission | Lodi District Grape Growers Association

 
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