Predator, Zinfandel, 2013

USA · California · Central Valley · Lodi
Zinfandel from old vines makes great wine. This is a rich, intense and velvet smooth wine that is excellent with simply grilled meats and barbecues.
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Body Medium - Full
Sweetness 2/10
Tannins 3/10
Rutherford Ranch
Predator Zinfandel sounds rather like it will 'come and get you', but the truth behind the name is slightly more subtle and charming. There is a nasty vineyard disease that is prevalent in northern California; one of this aphid's natural enemies is the ladybird and this is the main graphic feature in the bottle - look closely! So in protecting the vines from this destructive mite, the ladybird has become something of a very important part of the winery's arsenal. So much so, that they named the wine after the protector of these great 50-year-old Zinfandel vines; a protector who is also a Predator.
More Info
  • Alcohol 14.0%
  • Size 750ml
  • Closure Natural Cork
  • Ageing Vessel American Oak Barrels
  • Months Ageing 12 Months