Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Boneshaker Lodi 2012 Zinfandel

Boneshaker Lodi 2012 Zinfandel, $15.99-$24.99, 91 points, poured a deep ruby trending Pinot Noir-like Pomegranate red with a thin transparent rim-ring.
I think tagging the Boneshaker with a bouquet might be apropos, for smells of cinnamon, clove, cedar, coffee, and a flower component were wonderful.
Full-bodied with moderate and building tannins, fair-plus acidity, and flavors that mirrored the bouquet with the addition of black licorice.
Finished well with spice, violets, plum, and some warmth from the 15% alcohol.
I've not been a big fan of the Lodi AVA, but this one excels, and I should have known that this was a Hahn winery Zinfandel (Always a good wine). Varietals were 12% Cabernet Sauvignon and 88% Zinfandel.
Paired perfectly with barbecued burgers.


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