Boneshaker - Old Vine Zinfandel
So what is this new bottle branded Boneshaker, With a ghoulish label from bold Gladiator Wines? The fruits of the labor of our restless winemaker Is this muscular Lodi Zin from century old vines. Fragrance and aromas of black cherry and leather arise Not heady but subtle, yet affording surprise At its balance of fruit and oak upon first taste With a finish structured and absent of haste. From the first cork pulled and first sip taken, Leaves vinous thirst slaked and bones thoroughly - SHAKEN For riders during the Golden Age of Cycling (1860-1905), the machine of choice was called the Velocipede. Invented by Nicephore Niepce, these early bicycles were made entirely of wood, then later with metal tires. As you can imagine, riding over old cobblestone streets on metal tires could be a thrilling if incredibly bumpy experience. Early bicycles rattled their riders so much that they came to be known as - BONESHAKERS.
Brick red and deep purple in the glass, with enticing aromatics of dried plums, black cherry jam, and a hint of vanilla incense. One sip unveils flavors of blackberry, dark chocolate, and licorice. Smooth on the finish with bracing tannins and lingering notes of blueberry and spice.
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