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Saint Georges Zinfandel Old Vines

Birichino - Saint Georges Zinfandel Old Vines 2018

USA
Red Wine from USA
Price: £28.95
Case Rate: £28.95
Ex Tax: £22.08
Country:
USA
USA
Winery: Birichino
Grape: Zinfandel
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750
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Rating 91 pts  Vinous/Antonio Galloni
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Country:
USA
USA
Winery: Birichino
Grape: Zinfandel
Alcohol Percentage: 13%
Unit Quantity (ml): 750

Wine tasting notes

The acidity is mouthwatering, yet the telltale stone fruit spectrum of flavors announce that to deprive oneself of chicken tagine with apricots or couscous with nectarines and toasted almonds - as one’s dietary inclinations inform - is to ignore the furtive hope that the summer will bring with it an overflowing bowl of cherries, literally and/or figuratively. Farmed continuously from father to son by the Besson family for the past ninety-five years. From a cool spot up against the Santa Cruz Mountains.

Expert reviews

Vinous/Antonio Galloni (2018) - 91 pts

Vivid ruby-red. Lively cherry and boysenberry aromas are complemented by suggestions of cola and candied flowers. Allspice and licorice notes emerge with air and carry onto the palate, which features gently sweet red/blue fruit flavors that show fine definition and spicy lift. Displays strong, fruity thrust on the gently tannic finish, which echoes the spicy note. Josh Raynolds


Wine Enthusiast (2018) - 91 pts

This bottling, mostly from 1922-planted vines, is a uniquely intellectual spin on Zinfandel, proving unlike most other takes on the grape and somewhat simple, yet constantly calling out for attention. Aromas of red plum, cranberry and light herbs lead into light strawberry, dried meat and more herb tones, as well as a hint of blood. These elements all grow more ethereal with time