Price: $7.02 @ BevMo (retails at $13.99 a bottle)
What They Said:
Per the winery “Aromas of earth, cedar and black cherries backed up by soft, smoky notes of leather lead to rich smoke on the pallet with bright fruit flavors of black cherries and plumbs, and hints of raspberries. The wine finishes with lingering tannin, earthiness and spice.”
What I Think:
Must not have been expecting much as I opened it when I knew my taste buds were pretty much shot. That sentiment pretty much carried over to the next day as well. Thank goodness I didn’t pay retail. This was drinkable but don’t think this label will find its way into my house anytime soon. All that said, this wine hardly had a fair or impartial showing this time around. I could see doing a blind tasting and pulling this out of the bag with a very different opinion. Then again maybe not…
On a side note I am going to watch Paso Robles a little more, don’t think I have had a Zinfandel from that area that I cared for much. Wonder if my research over time will prove that out. Hold a sec…yeah scratch that. I’ve had some nice Rosenblum efforts out of that area.
Rating: Skip It