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Echo Falls White Zinfandel
Member Name: l500589
Echo Falls White Zinfandel
Date: 12/12/12, updated on 24/05/13 (139 review reads)
Advantages: Great fruity taste
Disadvantages: Stronger than you might realise
I have consumed more than a couple of bottles of wine in my adult lifetime, and I'm not really that fussy when it comes to the type of wine, the colour of wine, or the brand of the wine, but my favourite wine of all is this White Zinfandel from Echo Falls.
Echo Falls is a company that produces wine, and has been in business for over 100 years. It is based in California, and does have quite a long list of wines that it produces nowadays, at a relatively reasonable cost compared to the expensive brands. It mainly competes with the likes of Blossom Hill, and is generally of the same sort of standard in my opinion.
This particular bottle of wine is named White Zinfandel, and it is described by Echo Falls on the bottle as being a fresh and fruity wine which is full of berries.
The packaging is quite attractive, as it comes in a normal looking 70cl clear wine bottle, with a standard looking label at the front and back of the bottle, containing the usual info, and a nice golden screw top lid. Inside the bottle the juicy looking pink liquid can be easily noted, and it looks very inviting indeed.
Upon opening the bottle there is a scent of berries, mainly strawberries, but also a hint of raspberries if you smell it carefully, and this is exactly how it tastes too. It is nice and sweet, and juicy to drink, far more so than a standard rose wine, making it more suitable for people that don't usually like wine.
It is a very fruity drink, and goes down extremely easily, so be careful with it, as it almost just tastes like a fruit juice but it is in fact 11% alc / vol. This means that a bottle of this will contain just under 8 units, and it is surprisingly easy to consume a bottle without realising how quickly you are drinking it, especially with today's large wine glasses!
As I am not fussy about my wine I will happily drink this at anytime of the year, but it is especially nice on a hot summer's day, when served chilled. Lemonade can also be added to make it into a spritz, and it is also enjoyable if you pop a strawberry into the glass too, which gives it even more of a juicy and berry tasting flavour.
Overall this is a very pleasant drink from Echo Falls which ticks all the boxes for me. The screw top bottle is a must for me nowadays, as I find them so much easier than corked bottles, which often end up with bits of cork getting into the wine in my experience.
Echo Falls White Zinfandel is readily available from most off licenses and supermarkets, and generally costs around £5:50 - £6:50 for a bottle, so it is worth shopping around for a bargain, although it is often on offer for 2 bottles for £9 at my local off license (which would be rude not to take the offer up!)
Thanks for reading.
© L500589 2012
Summary: My favourite wine of all time