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Pech Merle 2018 'Old Vine Reserve' Mendocino County Zinfandel

...will certainly hit the mark.
SF Chronicle
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Mission Codename Ooo baby baby

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Speaking of babies, this is the kind of sultry, baby-making, “pour some sugar on me” type juice we find irresistible. The price, incredible. The ripeness, off the charts. Even Pech Merle describes it as “tall, dark and handsome…the kind of wine that invites itself to your table to meet your mother.” Zin with a balance of Carignan and Syrah was made by John Pepe, who spent years at Beringer and Kendall-Jackson before settling down at the much more boutique Pech Merle. The San Francisco Chronicle noted “John makes their Zinfandels on the riper side of the spectrum — so if you like that style, these will certainly hit the mark.”

We know you like that style. Hailing entirely from a high-elevation gnarly old-vines single-vineyard in Mendo, simply put, it’s jammin’ good juice.

Literally. Take your mom’s summer berry pie, the one filled with raspberry, blackberry, and blueberries, and put it in a blender with a little cocoa powder, baking spices, Madagascar vanilla bean, and balsamic glaze. Figuratively, we mean. Your mom would NOT appreciate that sort of literal pie desecration. But she would LOVE this ripe easy drinking Zinfandel. And a phone call, too. Or better yet grab some ground beef, tasty sides, and head over to her house to chef up some smashburgers and pour her a glass.

We’re crushing on this one, big time. You’ll love it too, assuming you enjoy big, ripe, fruit-forward wines. Massive crowd-pleasing potential here for NINETEEN bucks! Wrap your arms around as many bottles as you can, and hold on tight.

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Tasting Profile Simply put, jammin’ good juice - ripe easy drinking Zin

Pech Merle 2018 'Old Vine Reserve' Mendocino County Zinfandel 750ml Wine Label
Pech Merle 2018 'Old Vine Reserve' Mendocino County Zinfandel 750ml Wine Label
dryness
acidity
tannin
body
fruit
Look

Black, blue, purple, Corvette red all over, can sub this for pen ink but that’d be a waste

Smell

Take your mom’s summer berry pie, the one filled with raspberry, blackberry, and blueberries

Taste

Add a little cocoa powder, baking spices, Madagascar vanilla bean, and balsamic glaze

Finish

Like an endless summer, the party on your palate just does not seem to quit easily for a minute

Pairing

Grab some ground beef, tasty sides, and head over to her house to chef up some smashburgers

What the Winery Says 2018 'Old Vine Reserve' Mendocino County Zinfandel

Pech Merle
Pech Merle
Winemaker
John Pepe
Varietals
84% Zinfandel, 13% Carignan, 2% Syrah
Vintage
2018
Appellation
Mendocino County
Alcohol
14.8%
Vineyard
Addor Vineyard
Vine age
53 years old
Harvest date
October 6, 2018
Aging
12 months
Barrels
40% new French and American oak

About the Winery Pech Merle

Pech Merle Winemaker John Pepe
Pech Merle Winemaker John Pepe
Pech Merle 2018 'Old Vine Reserve' Mendocino County Zinfandel 750ml Wine Bottle
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Pech Merle 2018 'Old Vine Reserve' Mendocino County Zinfandel 750ml Wine Bottle
Offer Expired Aug 16, 2021 at 11:59 pm
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Price Redacted
$35.00
Elsewhere