Original tasting and review : This is Oak Ridge Ancient Vine Zinfandel, Lodi, California, 2012, finished at 13.95% alcohol and first sampled two years from vintage date, in September, 2014.
In the glass: Deep magenta, opaque from a quarter inch in from the edge.
On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bright, aromatic fruit and deep bramble oak. From the aroma, seems like this will be oaky and sweet.
On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact full, fresh, sweet and lush. Fresh, twiggy oak branches mixed in the flavors.
In summary: Overall, rates three stars with a plus on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale. Good value.
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