Vino Con Brio 2007 Old Vine Zinfandel
- Matzin Old Vine
- Lodi AVA
- 95 Points — California State Fair
- 93% Zinfandel, 7% Petite Sirah
- 18 months in oak
- Cases Produced
- Enjoy Until
Vino Con Brio’s 2007 Estate “Matzin” Old Vine Zinfandel was produced from the Matson Family’s 67-year-old Locust Tree Vineyard in Lodi County. These superior, Old Vine Zinfandel vines were planted during World War II and continue to produce wines with vibrant flavors and complex characters.
The “Matzin” Old Vine Zinfandel is a wine full of finesse and power with blackberry, cassis, cherry and spice leaping from the glass. Smokey oak and black pepper fill in the ample aromas and the texture is rich and supple with the berry and cassis flavors leading to a full finish.
The prestigious California State Fair Wine Competition awarded this wine 95 Points and a Gold Medal – quite an impressive accomplishment! Try pairing the Vino Con Brio 2007 “Matzin” Old Vine Zinfandel with heartier cuisines, especially barbecue.
Crusted Mustard Roast with Spicy Roasted Zucchini and Boiled Potatoes with Parsley
A tender roast coated in mustard sauce with a side of spicy zucchini slices and boiled potatoes. Its savory, spicy and delicious! Pair with a glass, or two, of an Old Vine Zinfandel.View Recipe
Zinfandel and Black Pepper Marinated Tri-Tip
A tender tri-tip marinated in black pepper and herbs and grilled to perfection. Pair this with a full Old Vine Zinfandel.View Recipe
Lamb Ragout on Whole Wheat Pasta
The seasoning on the sauce is more Middle Eastern than Italian. The sweetness of the roasted peppers, mint, cinnamon and allspice intensify the juiciness of the wine. You can serve the sauce over regular pasta, but the dish is best when made with whole-wheat pasta or buckwheat, if you can find it.View Recipe
Cellar Rat Cioppino
The Cellar Rat Cioppino is a traditional Italian dish from the Hambrecht Family kitchen with much thanks to Alison Rosenblum. On Tuesdays during harvest, the cellar staff ends the day together with a big pot of stew and a few bottles of wine.View Recipe