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The Society's California Old-Vine Zinfandel 2019

Red Wine from USA - California
4.000000000 star rating 39 Reviews
A classic California zinfandel, with cherry cola on the nose, fresh strawberry and tart red cherries coming through on the full soft palate and a hint of vanilla on the finish. An International Wine Challenge bronze medal winner 2021.
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Code: US9371

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Full-bodied
  • Zinfandel
  • 75cl
  • Now to 2024
  • 14.5% Alcohol
  • oak used but not v. noticeable
  • Screwcap

Delicato

Founded in 1924, Delicato Family Vineyards have a proud heritage in the Californian wine business. Three generations of the family have overseen vineyard operations and winemaking at their various estates in California, maintaining the high standards for which Delicato are known. Delicato have been named U.S Wine Producer of the Year an unprecedented three times at the International Wine and Spirits Competition. Their philosophy throughout their many vineyards is one of sustainability and respect for the land.

Delicato produce a portfolio of quality yet affordable wines, each from a selection of their very desirable vineyard areas in Lodi, Monterey and Napa. The Society’s California Old-Vine Zinfandel is sourced by Delicato, primarily from the excellent, cool-coastal vineyards of Monterey.

California Vintage 2019

2019 was, notwithstanding some terrible fires, a very good one.A long warm summer made up for wet weather in the spring and the growing season was long. Harvesting was carried out without the necessity to rush anything, and most fruit was safely gathered in when wildfires broke out late in October. Some wineries were devastated by the flames but most came away unscathed and with little smoke taint affecting the wines. White varieties show excellent potential, as does pinot noir, but most reds show very well in a very good vintage.

Press Association

Wash this big-fruited Californian down with BBQ ribs, spicy sausages and anything charred or smoked. Beautifully aromatic with masses of ripe brambly fruit, pleasing nuances of tart red cherries and dark...
Wash this big-fruited Californian down with BBQ ribs, spicy sausages and anything charred or smoked. Beautifully aromatic with masses of ripe brambly fruit, pleasing nuances of tart red cherries and dark plum flavours, it finishes soft, dense and super-satisfying.
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Sam Wylie Harris

Belfast Newsletter

... full-bodied, robust and complex ... Full of decadent cherry and ripe blackberry flavours on an exuberantly juicy palate alongside pungent, earthy spices and notes of dark, bitter chocolate, this is...
... full-bodied, robust and complex ... Full of decadent cherry and ripe blackberry flavours on an exuberantly juicy palate alongside pungent, earthy spices and notes of dark, bitter chocolate, this is one to enjoy with roast meat, burgers or a juicy, medium-rare steak.
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Raymond Gleug

Western Mail

They don't come more dark and dusky than a drop of Californian 'Zinny', and [this] has the most meaty, savoury notes to the black fruits across the bouquet … almost demonic in its darkness. On the palate...
They don't come more dark and dusky than a drop of Californian 'Zinny', and [this] has the most meaty, savoury notes to the black fruits across the bouquet … almost demonic in its darkness. On the palate the rich blackberry and cherry fruit manage to peek above the bold tannins and firm, almost bloody mouthfeel. Make no mistake, this is a fleshy wine not for the fait-hearted, but after a little breathe in the glass it opens to reveal ... no it's still deep and inky, but does show some cola cube charm. However, with a piece of charred beef or, oin our case, a rather pokey chilli con carne, the wine really comes alive and was the ideal partner , handling the chilli heat with aplomb. Just what you need on a nippy evening with the fire on, if you can still afford to put it on in these really tough times. Guacamole and sour cream, anyone?
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Neil Cammies

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