Predator Old Vine Lodi 2010 Zinfandel, $14.99-$16.99, 88 points, is the color of cranberry with a clear rim.
This Zin has an unusual earthy spearmint aroma that carries over to the palate, and picks-up some violet and sweet red cherry flavors along the way.
Having a medium body with fair acidity, but tenuous tannin, this Zin finished short with some heat (15%) and that sweet cherry.
This is a very different Zinfandel for me, and it paired nicely with our pizzas.
In case you didn't notice the Ladybird beetle (The bottle calls it a ladybug, to Vinogirl's dismay) which is a "predator" of vine damaging aphids, and is earth friendly.
Good QPR for a good table wine.
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