Ivory & Burt Old Vine Zinfandel
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@degroens while not really a fan of Zin provides a Lab Rat Report pepper flavor in the spice is complement to the cherries and berry flavors. The oak is coming forward too.
2019 Ivory & Burt Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi
96 Points & Double Gold, 2022 New York International Wine Competition
Ivory & Burt
$172.80/Case for 12x 2019 Ivory & Burt Old Vine Zinfandel, Lodi at LangeTwins Family Winery & Vineyards
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2019 Ivory & Burt Old Vine Zinfandel
6 bottles for $64.99 $10.83/bottle + $1.33/bottle shipping
Case of 12 for $99.99 $8.33/bottle + $1/bottle shipping
How much more are you saving by buying a full case?
(Note: tax and shipping are not included in savings calculations).
2019 Ivory & Burt Old Vine Zinfandel - $30 = 23.07%
What sayeth you Wine Enthusiast…?
86 Points. Exuberant, jammy aromas and flavors come with a buttery, candied effect in this super-ripe, fruity and somewhat oaky wine. It is full-bodied and soft in texture. JG 12/1/22
@kaolis Is that review date really Dec 1, 2022, or actually 12 Jan, 2022?
For me today is 2022.11.19; no confusion.
@rjquillin As I know it to be WE doesn’t post tasting date but magazine issue date. So in that context 12/1/22 makes sense.
@kaolis @rjquillin So I should look there for stock prices?
@kaolis @rjquillin Yes, Big Endian dates only please! Bonus - they sort properly when used as part of filenames.
@kaolis @klezman @rjquillin When I create files or folders with the date, I tend to use yyyy-mm-dd format, as the sorting is usually more reliable.
@klezman @Mark_L @rjquillin @pmarin Rough crowd…
@kaolis @klezman @Mark_L At work we omit the delimiters and just use the eight digit integer, appending HHMMSS.tht but I don’t recall the delimiters we use following the date, as these are generally script generated…
@kaolis @Mark_L @pmarin @rjquillin It’s not your fault the American date convention is the most confusing out of all the possible options.
After a long day and the wine fairy showing up unexpectedly, it was time to pop the cork and pour this. We’re huge fans of California Reds and Whites, but Zinfandels do not typically resonate with us. Pino Noir, Cabernet, Merlot, Chardonnay, Pino Grigio are our common go to selections. We branch out with the occasional Tempranillo and Malbec.
Cork - In good shape after extraction. Everything you would expect from a cork. Pungent. You can clearly smell the cherries and spice.
Pour/Color - No residue to speak of. Transparent, nice zinfandel color.
Bouquet - Cherries, spice (pepper?), and alcohol.
First impressions -
It’s too much for for my wife. One sip and she’s tagging out. The alcohol and spice are too much. This one isn’t getting a rose.
For me, it’s a different story. While I agree that the alcohol is stronger than I like, the cherries, berries and spice all do start to come out. I finish the glass, and put the cork back in and let the bottle rest on the counter. Round two tomorrow.
So you’re telling me there’s a chance.
Next evening, the wife isn’t game for playing so it’s all me. I pour the glass and let it stand for about 10 minutes.
The cherries, berries and spice are there and thankfully the alcohol has taken a back seat. The pepper flavor in the spice is complement to the cherries and berry flavors. The oak is coming forward too.
I’ve put the cork back in the bottle and think I’m going to try using the remainder to deglaze a pan after cooking some beef or turkey.
I was going to pass on this one as I’d already bit on two offers in rapid succession and I’m in serious danger of being over-bottled. Then I saw Karen Birmingham listed as winemaker in the specs. I’ll buy anything she makes; how bad can it be, especially for the price? In for a case. Can always use the garage for overflow storage during the winter; my case of Gruet is already out there.
Wow, a surprise wine fairy visit!
I only got the package last night, so I had to drink it today. With that said I had to wait until something that could be reasonably rounded to 5pm to open it. That ended up being about 330. But you have to do what you have to do.
For context, I’m a fan of big cali reds, like petite sirah type wines, as well as Rhone type old world reds. I mention this so as to disclose my biases up front.
Nice labelling, classical and clean.
Color is a red ruby typical Zin color.
Smells good but definitely hot with alcohol and lots of fruit preserves/jamminess.
I am drinking a glass now as I write this post.
This seems like typical, inexpensive but generally well made California Zinfandel. I do find it to be a bit too much alcohol similar to the earlier rattage report. I have always found that jamminess/aggressive fruit of Zin a bit overwhelming for my tastes, and this wine is in that style, so if you like Zinfandel I suspect you’ll like this just fine.
This needs food I think, as it’s a bit too much to drink alone, so I’m going to break out some cheese to snack on or something.
I see the price point and this seems like a good deal if you’re in the market for daily drinker type Zin. I would have guessed ~15-18 dollars at the wine shop for this.
I will provide an update later in the evening should any revelations occur or revisions become necessary.
I see a cheap case, I buy a cheap case.
How old are the vines?
I cannot buy ANY MORE WINE! Fwiw, I got the case of their Cab Sauv for Thanksgiving (my family can blow through that in one meal) and tried it this weekend. I was pleasantly surprised - it’s a nice, medium-bodied cab with a lovely smell and will be perfect for that meal, especially at that QPR (about $8). And it is not jammy, as some previous vintages apparently were.