Baron Herzog Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2004

Baron Herzog Lodi Old Vine ZinfandelPrice: $12
Maker: McWilliam’s Hanwood Estate, New South Wales, Australia
Varietal: Zinfandel
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, natural cork
Alcohol: 14.1%
Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10

Baron Herzog Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2004 is the first kosher wine that we’ve tried, at least knowingly, and we liked it. It has aromas of berries and smoky leather. The wine is medium to full-bodied and nicely structured. Flavor notes include cherries, dark berries, chocolate, and toasted oak.

The Baron Herzog website says, “These old-vine Zinfandel grapes are taken entirely from gnarly, head-trained vines in the Watts Vineyard. The wine is aged in 30% new and 70% one year old American barrels for six months.”

This isn’t the biggest and boldest Zin we’ve tasted, but it has a lot to offer with its pleasantly complex flavors.

One thought on “Baron Herzog Lodi Old Vine Zinfandel 2004”

  1. Hello! Thank you for your great blog! I’m enjoying it a lot.

    I was writing to see if you have ever tried the Zinfandel by Santa Barbara Winery. I’m no wine expert but this was my favorite Zin after trying a lot of different Zins.

    I’ve always wondered what an expert thinks of this Zin. My favorite was the 2002 vintage although they are a bit harder to find now. I always get them at Cost Plus for about $12 a bottle.

    Would you be kind to try it out and do a review about it? I’m in no affiliation with Santa Barbara Winery, and just a big fan of them. I’ve always wondered what an expert thought of their Zin, and thought this blog will be an excellent place for it.

    Thank you so much!!

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