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Old Vine Red Lot #40

Old Vine Red Lot #40 Wine Details

Description: Old Vine Red, in general, is a proprietary red wine that is round, smooth, somewhat “Zinfandel-like,” and noted for its balance, approachability, and consistency. It is primarily comprised of Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Carignane as well as smaller amounts of Cabernet and Syrah. Various Italian varietals round out the blend. Old Vine Red Lot 40, in particular, exemplifies a perfect marriage of approachability and complexity. The core of Zinfandel fruit is as apparent and inviting as always, while additions of Cabernet, Syrah, and Italian varietals add noticeably complex aromas and flavors both aromatically and on the palate.

Varietal Definition
Syrah is the eight hundred pound gorilla of Rhone grapes! In the vineyard and the winery, Syrah is typically an easy grape to work with - healthy, early ripening, resistant to mildew and rot; suitable for winemaking in a variety of styles. The wines from Syrah are tannic without being harsh. The wines will have a taste and smell of dark blue fruit like blackberries and blackcurrant, with a strong spicy side where one can find freshly ground pepper and other spices. Syrah is famous for its part in the French blends, such as Côtes du Rhone and Châteauneuf du Pape.


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