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Four Vines The Sophisticate Zinfandel 2010
Zinfandel from Sonoma County, California
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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... View More
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.
In 1994 Four Vines Winery kicked into gear featuring eclectic, appellation-specific Zins, and one kick-ass no-oak "Naked" Chardonnay. They named their Zins Biker, The Sophisticate and Maverick. Rich, succulent, fruit-generous wines that pair incredibly well with food. The winery relocated to Paso Robles where they began experimenting with Rhone varietals; bigger, headier wines that are positively explosive in flavor and form. No matter the wine, Four Vines has always brought a refreshing, irreverent attitude to... View More