Wine Spectator | Rating: 88Burly, big and superripe, with zesty notes of toasty oak, cherry jam and cracked pepper.Drink Dates: 2016-2021Author: Tim Fish
Vinous | Rating: 92Dark red cherry, inky bluish fruits, mocha, dark spice and leather are all pushed into the foreground in the 2014 Zinfandel Lolita Ranch. Succulent and forward, with lovely palate intensity, the 2014 offers plenty of near and medium-term appeal. Here, too, the wine is quite bold, with an elevated perception of alcohol, yet all the elements are well put together within this style of Zinfandel.Drink Dates: 2016-2024Author: Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate | Rating: 95The 2014 Zinfandels are richer and fuller. The 2014 Zinfandel Lolita Ranch (16.4%) displays fabulous fruit, loads of plum, Asian soy, black cherry, forest floor and smoked barbecued meats. The great fruit, extraordinary ripeness and full-bodied power should translate into at least a decade of drinking pleasure.Drink Dates: 2016-2026Author: Robert Parker
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Zinfandel is native to Croatia but today is regarded as ’s signature variety. It is made in a range of styles, the best of which are full-bodied wines with high alcohol and aromas of red and black fruit, dried berry, cardamom, anise, smoke, and black pepper. Look to producers , , and for some of the best examples of California Zin.Zinfandel’s full body and high alcohol require a strong dish to pair, and curries, spiced barbeque, light meats, and hard cheeses make great choices.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 31 bottles owned
- 9 collectors