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Brazin 2012 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Lodi
Item Number:25 20 123 12
Regular Price:$16.95
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Based on the averaged scale of
1 to 5 glasses

Based on the 100 Point Scale
 WE  90 
 BTI  91 
 UWC  90 
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Brazin 2012 Zinfandel, Old Vine, Lodi
Lodi is a prime source for old vine Zinfandel. The warm climate and and the good draining sandy soils let roots go deep and vines get stressed looking for water. Many of the old plantings go back 100 years and because the sandy soil is inhospitable to phyloxera some are still on their original root stock. Brazin sources these grapes, many from the Cusamano vineyard in the Mokelumne River sub-AVA of Lodi. Vines average 40-100 year old and the fruit is deeply concentrated and expressive. This wine aged seven months in 30% new American oak. It's a 91 point "Best Buy" from the Beverage Testing Institute and Wine Enthusiast Magazine scored it 90 points saying "This spicy-smelling, dry wine is well balanced, generous in flavor and a pleasure to drink. Aromas of black pepper, clove and black cherries carry the nose, while on the palate, ripe and delicious flavors spread across the smooth and lightly tannic texture."

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Great wine
A terrific wine! Awesome value! Complex and well balanced.
June 26, 2016
8 months ago
Rich and complex flavors
This is one of the most wonderful zinfandels I have had in awhile. The flavor is rich with dark fruits and hints of new leather, followed by a smooth finish and a wonderful echo.
May 23, 2016
8 months ago

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When we see the phrase - "aged in 25% new American oak," does that mean the staves in a barrel have been replaced with 25% new oak or the juice spends 25% of its time in new oak before it goes to bottle ageing? Thanks
loggiarch on Apr 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Wineries generally rotate in new barrels so 25% new oak means that a quarter of the barrels used are new, never used. and the rest are barrels used once, twice or perhaps more times before.

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