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Rubus Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi
Rubus Project
United States - California - Lodi

The Rubus Project was created by Fran Kysela as a way to source & sell incredible wines at value prices. All wines in this international project are hand-selected by Fran Kysela. Rubus wines are fruit driven, true-to-type values that over deliver - a true representation of quality for the consumer at an excellent price.

Ruby red in color, with red fruit, raspberry, and spice on the nose. This wine is medium in body, with notes of ripe cherry, cedar box, cinnamon, anise, black pepper, and hint of smoke on the palate. It has a long, silky finish.

Specifications
Appellation
Lodi
Varietal(s)
98% Zinfandel + 2% Cabernet Sauvignon
Vinification
Aged 9 months in French & American oak

Reviews and News

2017 Rubus Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi - 90 PTS - WE

2017 Rubus Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi - 90 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"Seriously flavorful and appealing, this full-bodied wine virtually overflows with luscious blackberry, strawberry and maple flavors on a broad mouthcoating texture. It has good concentration, breadth and a lingering finish. - Jim GORDON"

- Wine Enthusiast (October 1st 2019), 90 pts

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2016 Rubus Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi - 90 PTS - BEST BUY - WE

2016 Rubus Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi - 90 PTS - BEST BUY - WE

wine enthusiast 90 pts"This supple medium-bodied offering from an international brand is a terrific value. It supports pure ripe fruit flavors on a velvety texture of light tannins and mild acidity. It tastes focused, feels balanced and leaves you wanting another sip."

- Wine Enthusiast (April 2019), 90 pts - BEST BUY

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2016 Rubus Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi - 90 PTS - BEST BUY - W&S

2016 Rubus Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi - 90 PTS - BEST BUY - W&S

wine and spirits logo 250"Rubus is a brand created by importer Fran Kysela, whose tastes run towards the savory, especially in this old-vin zin, with its scents of bacon and briar. Its plummy fruit reverts to a pleasingly meaty savor on the finish."

-Wine & Spirits Magazine (August 2018), 90 pts, Best Buy

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2016 Rubus Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi - 89 PTS - JD

2016 Rubus Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi - 89 PTS - JD

jeb dunnuck logo 250"I loved the 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi. This beauty boasts a huge nose of ripe plums, incense, sandalwood, and spice that carries to a medium-bodied Zinfandel that has plenty of fruit yet stays balanced and elegant, with fine tannins. It’s a total charmer and should drink nicely for 3-5 years."

- Jeb Dunnuck (March 27th 2019), 89 pts

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2013 Rubus Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi - 88 PTS - WE

2013 Rubus Old Vine Zinfandel Lodi - 88 PTS - WE

wine enthusiast 88 pts"Fresh blackberry and cherry character is packed into this concentrated but rather soft and sweet wine. It has that signature wild berry aroma of the variety, then flavors are rich, the texture broad and the body full."

- Wine Enthusiast (August 2015), 88 pts

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