Staff Wine Review – GoodCheapBooze.com
Good Booze. Fun Jammy Zin.
Fun Zins at great prices are a treat. This bargain from one of the great old winery families in Sonoma County is a “pour and enjoy”. Aeration doesn’t add much here and takes some stuff away. Put a slight chill on it (20 minutes in the fridge) and enjoy it. Not a big, complex, seductive Zin, but a fun, tasty red wine with lots of jammy berries. BBQ party time. How about some ribs and sauce?
Price Paid – $7.99
Date Reviewed – 10/15/17
Where Purchased – Costco SF Bay Area
Varietal or Type – Zinfandel
Vintage Year – 2013
Appellation – California
Winery/Brand – Alexander Valley Vineyards
Bottle Size – 750 ML
Alcohol – 14.7%
Cork? – Screwcap
Pour it and taste – Dark color. Bare hint of Sulphur plus berry aromas. Jammy berries in the mouth. Good fruit Low tannins Nice finish.
Aerator – Berry aromas faded. Big, juicy berry flavors. Very low tannins.
Decanter – Jammy fruit, soft finish.
Overall – Good party red. Bigger glasses would lose the bit of Sulphur.
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