2007 Oak Ridge Ancient Vine Zinfandel, Lodi

Popped and poured this wine. I got nothing on the nose, other than it was a little grapey. Same thing on the palate—a little grapey. I wouldn’t say it’s bad, but it’s not worth the time to seriously consider. This zinfandel is nothing more than a quaffable juice. At $10, it’ll do the trick, but don’t expect any kind of “vinerific” revelation. The best thing I can say about this wine is that it’s a “grape juice with benefits.” Get it or don’t, but I won’t be opening another bottle of this one; even at this price, there are better wines out there. Drink with pizza, burgers, hot dogs, or at the annual neighborhood cookout where wine is not a focus.

With corkscrew at the ready,


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