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Blossom Hill White Zinfandel
Member Name: MollyWH
Blossom Hill White Zinfandel
Date: 09/06/12, updated on 10/06/12 (74 review reads)
Advantages: A really light, fruity wine
Disadvantages: Goes down too easily
To be honest, I don't really enjoy the taste of alcohol. Don't get me wrong, I enjoy having a drink and the feeling of being drunk, but I am very limited to what I can drink and actually enjoy.
This wine is by far my favourite and I would highly recommend it to people, even people that don't particularly like wine! I went to an Anne Summers party a couple of years back and this was the only drink on offer, of course, not wanting to be rude, I had a glass... and then several more followed.
Unfortunately Blossom Hill do not have a website so I am unable to give you any sort of historical background of the company. All I can say is that I am not a big wine drinker, but Blossom Hill wines tend to be so easy to drink, I can quite happily finish a bottle and not even realise how much I have drunk! This wine is made from Californian Zinfandel, hence the name.
The bottle is quite modern and stands out slightly from the others on the shelves. The label is silver with White Zinfandel on the top with the year underneath. Underneath that is a description of the wine which reads 'This luscious medium rose has aromas of strawberries, raspberries and watermelon and a crisp fruity finish'
The bottle is sealed with a cork which has Blossom Hill written around the side.
At Tesco, this wine cost £4.99 a bottle which is fairly reasonably considering it tastes so yummy. Quite often this wine is on a buy one get one free offer so I always take advantage of this.
This wine is 10%
White Zinfandel is not as the name suggests, it is actually Rosť coloured. The grapes that are used to make this wine are red and along with the other ingredients such as strawberries and raspberries, that may explain why the wine is Rose coloured.
Taste & Smell
This wine smells very sweet - my Mum and Dad love their wine and they don't really enjoy this wine as they say it is too sweet - I guess I have a sweet tooth! Initially after pouring myself a glass, the main fragrance I can smell is Strawberries which is very pleasant, it certainly has a fruity smell to it which is very refreshing.
This wine also tastes quite sweet but not unpleasantly so, it has a slight underlying kick to it which for me, prevents it from being sickly sweet. When taking a mouthful, you can feel the slight fizz of the wine, which is quickly followed by a whole variety of flavours. I can definitely taste the three main ingredients of strawberries, raspberries and watermelon and the flavours go together extremely well.
In my opinion, this wine should only be served when it has been chilled. I have drunk this wine when it has been at room temperature and although it was drinkable, it was not a patch on what it tastes like when its chilled.
This is by far my favourite wine. Its great for drinking in the summer as its so fruity and goes down so easily you barely realise you are drinking alcohol. It is priced reasonably at £4.99 a bottle and its well worth the money. This wine is always my first choice now whether it be for the dinner table, an evening in with the girls, or a cosy evening in with my boyfriend. This wine actually has a 10% alcohol content which I think is very surprising as it doesn't even taste like it has alcohol in it.
Summary: Feeling Fruity?