OZV Old Vine Zinfandel Review

OZV Zinfandel Review
Let's find out more about OZV Zinfandel wine.

Welcome! This is our OZV Zinfandel review.

Out of the hundreds of wines we have tried and reviewed, this Zinfandel red blend was so good that deserved a proper review. 

Are you after a bold, smooth, and lush red blend with black fruit notes?  

And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes at a great value for your money?

Well, this is the wine you have been looking for! We liked it a lot!

Find below our OZV Zinfandel full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.

Let’s begin!

Our OZV Zinfandel Review

4/5
  • Brand: Oak Ridge
  • Grape Varietal: Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Region: United States, California
  • Tasting Notes: Ripe Blackberry & Plum fruit notes
  • Glass & Serving: Bordeaux / 59-64 °F (15-18 °C) / Decant ~30 mins
  • Storage: Up to 5 years
  • Price Range: ~$12
  • Bottle Size: 750 ml

OZV Zinfandel review: What's its color?

OZV Zinfandel wine has a deep ruby color with slowly thick falling legs.

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What does OZV Zinfandel taste like?

OZV Zinfandel is a red blend primarily made from Zinfandel (85%) with a small percentage of Petite Syrah (10%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (5%) grapes. 

It has been aged for 11 months in both French (80%) and American oak (20%).

On the nose, aromas of ripe blackberries, plum, vanilla, coffee, and hints of earthiness.
 
On the palate, it’s a lush, smooth, and velvety full-body wine, with flavors of jammy blackberry, plum, vanilla, coffee, dark chocolate, and a long finish.

Is OZV Zinfandel sweet?

No, it’s not sweet. OZV Zinfandel wine is a dry wine.

Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.

Learn more about wine sweetness level here.

OZV Zinfandel review: Which food pairs well with it?

OZV Zinfandel is a very versatile wine when it comes down to food pairings. 

We find it pairs well with earthy and strong flavors.

Classic appetizers are pizza Rustica, spice curry, mushroom agnolotti, and caramelized onions to name some.

Meat wise you have a wide selection here from quail, turkey, pork, bacon, BBQ, veal, and Tandoori-Spiced for example.

Someone likes to pair spicy tuna tartare and blackened salmon with Zinfandel. Let’s say that it’s not for everyone.

If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are semi-hard, hard, and blue cheese like Cheddar, Grana Padano, and Gorgonzola.

OZV Zinfandel review: What's its alcohol content?

OZV Zinfandel wine’s alcohol content is 14%.

In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.

There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.

During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.

Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.

How many calories are in a glass of OZV Zinfandel wine?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture [1] a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.

Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.

Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.

A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.

What is Oak Ridge?

Here is an extract from the Oak Ridge’s website:

“FARMING IS THE BASIS OF ALL THAT WE DO, AND I FEEL TRULY BLESSED TO BE ON THIS PATH THAT MY GREAT-GRANDFATHER, ANGELO MAGGIO, BEGAN IN 1906.”

Conclusion

OZV Zinfandel is a rich, lush, and velvety red blend that for roughly ~$12 offers great value for your money.

Its full body, smoothness, and boldness with ripe black fruit flavors will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, a wide variety of red meats, and our beloved cheeses.

Try it with pizza Rustica, BBQ, or Grana Padano cheese and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!😍

If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?

Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!

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