“ 1997, Mid to deep plum colour and sweet blackberry aroma with some spice. Soft, mouth-filling fruit and good length. „
Zinfandel is one of my favourite varieties of wine and this particular bottle is no exception. Not the cheapest wine in the supermarket nor is it the most expensive so really it sits mid range and is worth every penny. I'm not a red wine buff I just drink what I like and leave those alone that don't taste good to me. This wine is easy to drink and is nice both with food or to enjoy whilst chatting or watching a film.
Unlike some cheaper red wines there is no bitter after taste to this wine. It is a nice full bodied fruity red which is smooth to drink. If you like rich plummy overtones wine then I think you would like this. It also seems to be available in most supermarkets and wine shops so is easy to obtain.
All in all this is a good mid range priced wine
Now I'm no wine connaisseur, let's make that clear, but after ten years or so of drinking some very good (and some very bad!) red wines, I'd like to feel I have some idea on what's hot and what's not. This is 'hot'! This Zinfandel comes from a fabulous grape which is left to ripen slightly longer before being harvested. In fact it heads more towards the 'turning leaf' wines from other vineyards although isn't quite in the same vein as sat the EJ&G Turning Leaf, or a Vendange, both excellent late harvest wines. This wine is super smooth with next to no bitter aftertaste that some cheaper wines may leave. It's massively fruity with plums, raspberries and blueberries present concocting a wonderfully sweet sensation for what is really quite a dry red wine. I've found one or two bottles of this I've had 'cork' easily - whether that's to do with packaging of the product or the grape in question I'm not sure. Perhaps I've even just been unlucky, but it can hardly be said to detract from it's praise. The wine is well suitable for drinking on it's own, but as with many reds, it's excellent with red meat dishes and pasta dishes also I've found. One to be enjoyed, and well recommended for anyone looking for a mid-priced, easy drinking red.
1997, Mid to deep plum colour and sweet blackberry aroma with some spice. Soft, mouth-filling fruit and good length.