Sunday, March 17, 2013

Predator Old Vine Lodi 2011 Zinfandel

Predator Old Vine Lodi 2011 Zinfandel,
 $14.99-$16.99, 87 points, shows a lipstick red to cranberry color and a clear rim.
With Predator's hallmark spear minty sweet red-cherry aroma, this Zinfandel is making its mark in the lexicon of Lodi Zinfandel.
Just bridging the medium body threshold, and continuing with good acidity and light tannin, flavors of candy-like red cherry and tart cranberry, though a bit sweet, are good, pairing well with loaded nachos.


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  1. I like your pair of predators, but I'll settle for the carnivorous ladybird in the vineyard. Sounds like a nice Zin. Nachos sound even better.

    1. Vinogirl, the wine and the nachos were about equal;-)

    2. Vinogirl, I read something about Ladybirds that end-up in wine: not a good thing, I suppose keeping them busy in the vineyard is a good thing. What method is used to keep them out of the vinification process?

  2. Yes, when present in large numbers (at harvest time) they can taint wine with a noxious substance they secrete when they expire. Haven't had many ladybirds the past 2 years here, but have seen a few recently.