Wine Wednesday!


Wine Wednesday selection: Zin


This week’s selection is a California Zinfandel.  It’s a 2008 from Frei Brothers in Sonoma.  An affordable bottle under $20. 

My tasting notes: 

  • fruit- especially berries, with a hint of vanilla
  • a tart tingle at first
  • light flavor
  • light crimson color

Notes from someone who knows what he’s talking about:  

“A super bargain, the deep ruby/purple-tinged 2007 Zinfandel exhibits a spicy, flowery bouquet of blue and red fruits, gritty/robust flavors, abundant fruit, and an exuberant, lively finish with no hard edges. The alcohol is relatively restrained for a Zinfandel, and the wine is seamlessly constructed. Drink it over the next 3-4 years. One of the best value producers in the Gallo empire is the Frei Brothers Reserve.” -Rated 90, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate


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