Dark in color with a mild nose. On the mid pallet the wine is fruit forward with blackberries coming through. It’s moderately sweet. Somewhat of a varietal Zinf. On the finish the wine has some tannins on a lighter side of medium length finish. I would give it an 88. Not a bad wine, but not a fabulous one either. I wouldn’t be rushing out for more.

From the LCBO web site:
PREDATOR OLD VINE ZINFANDEL 2011 VINTAGES 219485 | 750 mL bottle Price $ 18.95
Made in: California, USA By: Rutherford Wine Company
Release Date: Jan 5, 2013
15.0% Alcohol/Vol. Sugar Content: 14 g/L Sweetness Descriptor: D – Dry

Winner of a Silver Medal at the 2012 New York World Wine and Spirit Competition.

Tasting Note
Tremendous crowd-pleasing Zin with aromas of plum, pine boughs, sour cherry and hickory smoke. Dry to slightly off-dry, this flavourful wine is a must-have for your pizza, burgers, or sausage night. No pretensions, just a good, rich, honest, fun-food wine. (VINTAGES panel, Nov. 2012).


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