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    Four Vines The Sophisticate Zinfandel 2010
    Zinfandel - Sonoma County, California

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    Wine.com Quick Facts

    Professional Ratings: 91 Wine Spectator

    Region: Sonoma County, California

    Varietal: Zinfandel

    Style: Big & Bold

    Alcohol By Volume: 14.8%

    • 10%
    • 16%

    Item no. 124239

    Winemaker's Notes:

    Of Four Vines' single-appellation Zinfandels, The Sophisticate best exemplifies its nickname: elegant in balance, refined tannins, and a charismatic rich berry profile.

    A hearty addition of Petite Sirah and a splash of Syrah build on the juicy middle and brooding fruit tones. Aged in small French and American oak barrels for 14 months, this rustic country appellation shows surprising style and grace. Dark garnet in color with a nose of licorice, smoked meat, blackberries and chalky minerality with intriguing oak notes of cinnamon and butterscotch. On the palate, intense boysenberry flavors, supple tannins, a hint of vanilla and a great palate stain will keep you interested from start to finish.

    Critical Acclaim:

    A rich and jammy style, but with enough structure and balance to keep this vibrant. Aromas of cherry pie and pepper lead to zesty blackberry and licorice flavors.

    91 Points
    Wine Spectator
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    User Reviews:

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    MI Jack (10/5/2013)
    Oh my... Love this Zin. Fantastic bold fruit flavor up front and awesome spicy finish. Just ordered more. We loved it with pizza!
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    Kim Broers (7/28/2013)
    An excellent, full-fruit Zin, with some elegance.
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    imillett (3/15/2015)
    I got this for a family get-together that included 2 Zin lovers. I also got a $43 Seghesio. I've had the Seghesio before so I had a "safe" wine. Everyone agreed that this Zin was better: This 2010 Zin beat the 2012 Seghesio. I didn't tell them the price so this was a strictly "which Zin is better" comparison. The Seghesio is 2x the price so on a price performance basis, there is no comparison. Note that this is at odds with Wine Spectator: the Seghesio got a 93 while the Four Vines got a 91. It is also at odds with another reviewer who favored the Seghesio. Given the age of the wines (Seghesio was younter) and the other reviewer's comments, I wonder if they missed having their tongue stripped by the tannins. I also think Seghesio may be suffering from price snobbery: higher price must be better ... . (ah, no.) This Zin had depth with noticeable strawberry. It also had mellow notes of leather and tobacco. The best way to describe it is "robust": you get several different flavors from the start that continue (and change) well beyond the end of the sip. I didn't feel like I was having a (strong) mixed drink which has happened to me with Zins. I will buy this wine again.
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    Kelpie (4/22/2014)
    Steady fruity performer.
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    Winemom47 (4/22/2015)
    I was a little surprised, most Lodi zins have more smokiness in them--Four Vines did not. I was good, but I do prefer a bit more smokiness.
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    John Curran (1/4/2014)
    Good zin but lacking if you have it the same night as a Segeshio. Good fruit but looking for a better finish.
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    denis baker (2/9/2014)
    I found it kind of lacking in body for a supposedly bold zin - almost watery in fact
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    Mad Max (12/28/2013)
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    Sonia Padua (7/13/2014)
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    Lee Calhoon (7/22/2013)

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