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Broc Cellars "Vine Star" Zinfandel '16


Broc Cellars "Vine Star" Zinfandel '16

There is an old yarn that since Thanksgiving is the most American of all Holidays (never mind the fact that it's celebrated in Canada too), the best wine for the meal should be that most American of all wines: Zinfandel. Unfortunately, the world of Zinfandel has become very challenging to navigate if you are looking for a wine that goes with food - alcohol levels in excess of 15% are par for the course, aging in new oak often goes without saying, not to mention all of the other tricks of the trade (de-acidifying, adding water to lower excessive alcohol, reverse osmosis, etc) that have become commonplace even in the most prestigious of bottles. Chris Brockway doesn't go in for such shenanigans, and his Vine Star Zinfandel has become a contemporary touchstone for exactly what makes Zinfandel so charming. Beautifully straddling the sweet/tart divide that in inherent to the variety, this wine has generous fruit, and crackling acidity. It's an uncomplicated wine that's perfect for a complex meal, and it's not so high-octane that it'll lead to anyone doing something they might regret the next day.




Producer Broc Cellars
Vintage 2016
Format 750ml
Grape Variety Zinfandel


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In-Store Pickup

To pick up your order, visit us at our Near North location. Due to our limited storage space, orders can only be held in the store for up to 30 days after purchase. If items are not picked up after 30 days, a $10 monthly item storage fee will be charged. Any orders of 2 cases or more will be charged per case. 

Near North

Mon–Fri Noon–8 / Sat 11–7
Closed on Sunday

1167 N Howe Street
Chicago, IL 60610

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