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2003 Old Train Depot California Zinfandel

2003 Old Train Depot California Zinfandel

This perfectly-aged Zinfandel oozes plum and cassis flavors, joined by notes of pepper and cigar box.

Varietal: Zinfandel Vintage: 2003
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About Zinfandel

California's own grape variety. Red Zinfandel (not to be confused with "white" Zinfandel) can produce full-bodied wines packed with ripe berry fruit and smooth tannins. Flavors of blackberries and spicy pepper.

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3.5/ 5.0

93 Reviews

    oohh la la!! very nice

    2/05/2007 PAMELA HAYES
    • Rater Rank 4,545
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3

    It had a little bit of a bite to it which I didn't care for.

    2/06/2007 NANCY GFELL
    • Rater Rank 3,519
    • Number of Ratings 12
    • Average 4

    It was very good, it went well with our spread for the superball, fruits, meats and aged cheese as well as chocolat.

    2/07/2007 ELDA ARTEAGA
    • Rater Rank 7,516
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4

    terrible, couldn't drink it

    2/23/2007 ESTHER HOLLOWAY
    • Rater Rank 5,241
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3

    Was a little apprehensive when I saw a red zinfandel, but loved it! Really great wine.

    2/23/2007 LISA WALRAVEN
    • Rater Rank 5,292
    • Number of Ratings 8
    • Average 4

    I wasn't sure I would like the red zinfandel because I'm not crazy about white zins, but this was really good!

    2/25/2007 CHRISTINE CHACE
    • Rater Rank 7,420
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 3

    This zinfandel made your mouth pucker!

    2/27/2007 Kristina Barrera
    • Rater Rank 7,406
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 3

    Fantastic taste!

    2/28/2007 DOROTHY SHUGRUE
    • Rater Rank 7,399
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4

    Very smooth flavor. Definately would drink more of this.

    2/28/2007 CHRISTOPHER KIEL
    • Rater Rank 6,728
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3

    excellent Zin.....would purchase again

    2/28/2007 Gary Campbell
    • Rater Rank 3,544
    • Number of Ratings 12
    • Average 3

    Really smooth. I really liked it. I'm not much of a zinfandel drinker, but this was really nice.

    2/28/2007 CHERYL HOGUE
    • Rater Rank 6,055
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3

    very smooth

    2/28/2007 Michel Bashford
    • Rater Rank 6,469
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3

    Very refreshing and it tasted awesome with the barbequed ribs and salad we served at a dinner we recently had with friends.

    2/28/2007 STEPHEN MITCHELL
    • Rater Rank 7,661
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 4

    I really enjoyed this wine--nice aroma, great flavor and finish. I definitely would buy this wine again.

    2/28/2007 D.E. Davenport
    • Rater Rank 1,889
    • Number of Ratings 11
    • Average 4

    EXCELLENT FOR SIPPING OR WITH FOOD. A REAL FIND

    2/28/2007 KAREN BOREJKA
    • Rater Rank 4,944
    • Number of Ratings 8
    • Average 4

    great

    2/28/2007 PETE COPELAND
    • Rater Rank 7,670
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 4

    We would consider this only as a "table wine" to go with food only. It's not something which we would drink for the wine itself.

    3/01/2007 CARMEN FERRANTE
    • Rater Rank 6,002
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 3

    This was very good bottle. I wish I had more.

    3/03/2007 GALEN TOMLINSON
    • Rater Rank 5,242
    • Number of Ratings 8
    • Average 3

    spicy but very nice

    3/04/2007 LAURIE KEPROS
    • Rater Rank 1,882
    • Number of Ratings 9
    • Average 4

    This was a good wine. We enjoyed it with spegetti and Italian food.

    3/05/2007 GRANT MITCHELL
    • Rater Rank 4,811
    • Number of Ratings 9
    • Average 3

    I thought it was a little thin.

    3/08/2007 Lisa Haury
    • Rater Rank 7,622
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 3

    A little thin, but OK

    3/20/2007 Daniel Yeazel
    • Rater Rank 6,780
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 3

    VERY NICE

    3/20/2007 BARBARA RIEPE
    • Rater Rank 7,259
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 3

    Too Tart

    3/20/2007 SALLY MANEKER
    • Rater Rank 7,567
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 3

    Not as powerful a Zin as I would like. However, very pleasant and drinkable.

    3/21/2007 T TOUSSAINT
    • Rater Rank 2,731
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 4

    A very good wine.

    3/21/2007 VINCENT VENEZIA
    • Rater Rank 1,507
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 4

    Awesome!

    3/21/2007 ROBERT CRANFORD
    • Rater Rank 6,467
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 5

    our first experience with old train depot was wonderful and we very much look forward to our future shipments and a continued relationship with the american wine club.

    3/23/2007 HEATHER BLOEMERS
    • Rater Rank 7,550
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 5

    i loved it

    3/24/2007 LAURIE KEPROS
    • Rater Rank 1,882
    • Number of Ratings 9
    • Average 4

    HORIBAL

    3/25/2007 HEATHER KRISE
    • Rater Rank 6,594
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 1

    Tried the Zinfadel with pork and it did not compliment the meal. Bitter after-taste. I would not recommend it to anyone.

    3/28/2007 LEE VENTERS
    • Rater Rank 7,195
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 3

    This wine has a smooth, light taste to it with a flavor of plum and a hint of pepper. It has a light to medium dryness to it and is definitely well rounded.

    3/29/2007 DARREN MORA
    • Rater Rank 6,235
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 4

    this was an absolutely bad bottle of wine-very sour. havent opened the 2nd bottle-wish me luck

    4/02/2007 Sylvia Quinn
    • Rater Rank 7,487
    • Number of Ratings 1
    • Average 1

    Easy to drink and ready now

    4/12/2007 TODD HARRIS
    • Rater Rank 7,089
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 3

    Just not crazy about it!

    6/27/2007 Ron Oddo
    • Rater Rank 4,131
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3

    NICE BOQUETTE AND TASTE LINGERS WITH U, I RATED IT 85

    9/04/2007 J. RENTEL JR.
    • Rater Rank 3,614
    • Number of Ratings 8
    • Average 3

    No comment.

    1/16/2008 Ron Oddo
    • Rater Rank 4,131
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3

Recipes.

17 recipes match for this wine.

  • Broccoli Sweet Onion And Pecan Salad A flavorful salad that matches with both white and red wines - particularly Sauvignon Blanc, Zinfandel and Shiraz - this recipe makes 6 servings as a side dish, or about 3 as a main dish. Get The Recipe
    Pan Fried Lamb Chops This recipe, which makes 4 servings, features flavors that can be enjoyed with virtually any red wine. Turn it into a complete meal with a side dish jasmine rice. Get The Recipe
    Sausage Jambalaya This recipe makes a great meal, especially on a cold day. Try it with Syrah, Zinfandel or Cabernet Sauvignon. And if you'd like to save a few fat grams, substitute turkey sausage for the beef. This recipe makes 8 servings. Get The Recipe
    Radicchio Risotto Try this dish with a big red wine such as Zinfandel or Cabernet Sauvignon. It makes 4 servings. Get The Recipe
    Marinated London Broil This dish, the centerpiece of a sit-down dinner, matches beautifully with Zinfandel or other fruity red wines. Get The Recipe
  • Tuscan Style Roasted Game Hens If you're looking for a change from turkey or ham this holiday season, try this easy-to-prepare dish that matches well with both white and red wines. It serves 6... Get The Recipe
    Veal Lasagne This recipe, which makes 4 servings, matches beautifully with Zinfandel - red, that is. Get The Recipe
    Pulled Pork Sandwich What to do with that leftover pork tenderloin? Turn it into a delicious sandwich, and pour a glass of... Get The Recipe
    Smoked Salmon Penne Pasta In a world of "anything goes" food-and-wine pairing, we're always on the lookout for recipes that match well with either white or red wines. This is one such recipe, and it makes two servings... Get The Recipe
    Grilled Figs With Gorgonzola Summer may be waning, but the grilling season continues. Petite Sirah, Zinfandel or a bold red blend would match nicely with this dish, which makes a wonderful starter course. This recipe makes enough to fill a party pass-around platter... Get The Recipe
  • Summer Berry Cobbler Desserts can be tricky to match with wine, but when berries are involved, the quest becomes easier. Try this recipe, which makes 6 to 8 servings, with a fruitful Zinfandel, or almost any slightly sweet wine... Get The Recipe
    Pork Tenderloin With Tart Cherry Port And Caraway Sauce This delicious recipe from Sonoma County's J. Fritz Winery matches beautifully with almost any red wine. It makes 4 to 6 servings. Get The Recipe
    Boeuf Bourgogne This family-sized recipe hails from the Burgundy region of France. It matches beautifully with California Petite Sirah or Zinfandel. Get The Recipe
    Beef Rib Eye With Sweet Onion Topping This dish pairs beautifully with Syrah (a.k.a. Shiraz), as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, and red blends. This recipe makes 4 servings Get The Recipe
    Cabernet Sauvignon Ice Cream Our friends at Alexander Valley Vineyards came up with this wonderful recipe a few years ago. We've tried it with Cabernet Sauvignon (as the recipe calls for), as well as Merlot, Primitivo, Cabernet Franc and Zinfandel... and every time, it turns out delicious! It's best made with an ice cream maker, and if you have such a machine, it's extremely easy to assemble. Enjoy! Get The Recipe
  • Tomato Pesto Pasta A wonderful match with Cabernet Sauvignon, this recipe helps bring out the fruitful quality of the wine. It also matches nicely with other red wines, and serves 4. Get The Recipe
    Chestnut Cake You don't have to wait until Christmas to enjoy chestnuts. Try this recipe with Zinfandel or Primitivo for a special dessert. It makes 10 to 12 servings, depending on who's wielding the knife. CHESTNUT CAKE Ingredients... Get The Recipe
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