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.
|Vintage:||2015||Grape Varietals:||98% Zinfandel + 2% Cabernet Sauvignon||ABV:||14.3%|
|Aging:||9 months in French and American Oak|
|Item Number||Unit||Units/Case||Type||UPC - bottle||SCC - case||SRP/Unit|
|C0EE238025ZLL||750ml||12||Glass||7 84585 01198 8||1 07 84585 01198 5||$12.99|
"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
"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
"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
"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
"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