A couple weekends ago our friends Jon and Theresa came to visit. Theresa is on her way to becoming quite the wino herself and found the Village Vitner, a small winery in Carpentersville Illinois. I believe she has even joined the wine club. She brought their old vine Zin down for us to sample and enjoy.
I'd never heard of old vine Zin's in Illinois, and was surprised by it's flavor. It's definitely not a Cali Zin, but not in a bad way. It had a very deep smokey flavor to it, something I'd never tasted before in a wine. At first it was just different and odd. It made me kinda think about it. But it was good, would have been really great with food, like a roast or some sort of meat.
This would be an interesting place to stop by to sample the rest of their wines.