• HB

    I would love to try this wine. I will going to look for it and give this a try.

    • I believe you will very much enjoy it. It is especially good with dark chocolate.

  • I love your reviews!

    • I am so glad. I get allot of page views on my wine posts but not very many moment so it’s hard to tell. 🙂

  • Bethanyjolee

    We have a world market here. I am going to the store this weekend and purchase this and try it out. 🙂 I will come back and let you know.

    • Cool! can’t wait to hear what you think. :)))

  • Sounds like a great Zinfandel – and pretty unusual for a small vineyard to be in places like Bevmo – I’ll see if I can track it down in the UK. Thanks for the recommendation.

    • It’s a really nice wine and winery. I am hopeful you will be able to find it and give it a try. 🙂

  • I’ve been a Renwood Zin fan for years. Glad to know it’s still getting the press it deserves. Being something of a Zin fanatic, I feel it holds up to some of the bigger names (Cline, Seghesio, etc), and even out does some of them on a year to year basis.

    • I have always gravitated to a good zinfandel. Renwood is one of them.

      I agree, it is fun to see a small boutique winery win out over some of the bigger names.

      Thanks for stopping by. PS: If you have the name of a wine or two I might enjoy and review please let me know. 🙂

      • Alexander Valley Vineyards Rose and/or Cab. Amazing wine, great winemaker (Harry), beautiful site…personal favorite

        • I will definitely check this out.  Keep an eye for the review.  :-)))

      • Jeannine8

        We are Zin lovers and Renwood is near the top (plus a great value).
        If you like Renwood’s Old Vine Zinfandel, then try Layer Cake’s Primitivo (the Italian Zinfandel grape) b/c even though the alcohol level is lower than Renwood’s, (i.e., a normal 13.5%) it loses no flavor. Like the Renwood, this Primitivo is fruit forward w/gentle supple tannins. You’ll have less lip puckering and more lip smacking, as you enjoy its’ velvety smooth finish.

        • That sounds really good. I’ve heard of Layer Cake Primitivo but have yet to try it. I’ll go in search for it and give it a review. Thanks so much for the recommendation.

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  • Catarina Alexon

    Have never, at least to my knowledge, tried Renwood Zin. Am really learning a lot about American wines from you, Susan.

    • Hi Catarina, That is so cool that I can offer that to you about American wines. Renwood has a pretty good distribution system so you may have had it or seen somewhere. 🙂

  • Susan- I love Cabernet but I have never been a fan of Zinfandel. Your idea of the glass of the Renwood wine with lasagna and salad sounded good. Of course for me I would have added San Francisco sour dough French bread which I miss so much.

    • Your right Arleen, I should have mentioned a good sourdough bread. We actually did have that with the meal. It was just the right finishing touch to it all. 🙂

  • Jacqueline Gum

    I absolutely love the wine maker’s notes about the wren! Love the wine too! My ex used to consume Renwood Old Vine Zin in mass quantities…whole other story, but I can’t blame the wine 🙂

    • Hi Jacquie, Well now, that is one story I’ve got to hear sometime… LOL. The wine is pretty cool, the label is a great match for what’s inside. 🙂

  • Debra Yearwood

    I’m a big fan of Zinfandel’s, particularly those from California. Definitely a winter wine for me. When it’s freezing cold outside, comfort food and a big red go a long way towards keeping me warm. I can’t believe I’m writing this, but I also love the label on this one. 🙂

    • We are of the same mind Debra. The fact is I could drink a bold red wine just about anytime… LOL. I too think the story and the label are the coolest. 🙂

  • Cheryl Therrien

    Love that label! Good stewards of the environment would seal the deal with choosing a wine.

    • Me too, Cheryl. I also love the story that inspired the label as well. 🙂

  • Definitely sounds like my kind of wine! Do you know if this wine is available in Canada, Susan? It looks so familiar, I’m wondering if I’ve already tried it. Or maybe I tried it in Pasadena! Either way, you’ve got my attention. 🙂

    • Hi Doreen, This wine was made for you… :-). I’m not sure but I do believe it may be. They have a pretty good distribution system. I would check with your local wine purveyor to see. 🙂

  • Jeri Walker-Bickett

    I’ve not tried this specific Zin, but just opened a bottle of Zin last night. I tend to gravitate toward Zin these past couple of years. I love everything about it, plus there’s a great deal of difference between different vintners, at least moreso than my palate has been able to pick up with other wine varietals.

    • Hi Jeri, This is a zinfandel you must try. I know you’d love it as much as I do. I too find it interesting how over time we are able to discern the difference between the different red wines and vintners. 🙂

  • maxwell ivey

    hi susan; i don’t often comment but I always enjoy your posts. You usually manage to include a good story and your language is pretty descriptive which helps this blind fellow follow along. I like lazagna so will have to ask the next time i am in a good restaurant if they have this one on order. of course now i at least know what kind of wine should go with a heavy pastah. take care, max

    • Thanks Max, You have made this person very happy with your very kind words. I am so pleased that it helps you in some small way. I do love a good zinfandel with a pasta dish and I think you would too. 🙂

  • Adrienne

    Hey Susan,

    I’m never heard of “old vine” wine before, that’s got a new ring to it. As I’ve mentioned before, I’m a huge fan of Zinfandel and there is a Cost Plus/World Market within walking distance from my house so that’s a great combination right there. I love your recommendations Susan, thank you.

    Have a great week, I know you’re still moving.

    ~Adrienne

    • Hi Adrienne, Yet another thing we have in common… 🙂 It pleases me so that enjoy my recommendations and that I could tell you about “old vine”. It means what it implies, wine from ancient or very old vines. You will typically hear this referred to with the zinfandel grapes. When you try this one et me know what you think. 🙂

      Our move is in the final stages… YAY!!!

  • Jon Jefferson

    I like the story for the wine, gives it a bit of a legend.

    • I love that about the label too Jon. I actually thought of you when I found the quote/story. 🙂

  • Paul Graham

    Love red Zinfandels Susan. Also realized this is one of the first references I have read to sustainability in viniculture. Something we cannot take for granted and I will research it for future purchases

    • I do too Paul. I live in Zinfandel country so we do get some pretty spectacular zins. Many of the vintners are going that route, partly because it’s the right thing to do, the other part is it’s good PR. 😀

  • maxwell ivey

    Hi susan; glad i could make you happy. Its like they say it takes just a few seconds to do those small gestures that will brighten someone’s day. take care, max

    • I can say that you brighten mine, along with others, in very special ways, Max, just by being yourself. Thank you for that. 🙂

  • maxwell ivey

    its great to have such wonderful friends. and its good that myself makes people happy because i wouldn’t know how to b someone else. take care, max

    • Aw, you’re pretty awesome just as you are Max. I do hope to meet you and Adrienne in Houston in the near future. 🙂

  • maxwell ivey

    that sounds great; hope we all can get together soon. take care, max

    • I know we will Max. It’s just a matter of when I make it to Houston to visit my family. 🙂

  • Rebecca Thompson

    I love a full bodied wine, so this sounds right up my alley.

    • Me too Rebecca. This is a particularly good one to try. 🙂

  • maxwell ivey

    looking forward to it. the weather is finally starting to get prettier. I’ll provide the coffee one of you bring th snacks and th camera. take care, max