Tag - Zinfandel

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Dashe Zinfandel 2010
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Ravenswood Zinfandel 2012
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Gnarly Head Lodi Zinfandel 2012

Dashe Zinfandel 2010

Dry Creek Valley California
BIG Splurge
$25
Sniffing it I closed my eyes and became lost in the layered folds of the olfactory experience. Big, bold but tempered.

Listening to the album Ella in Japan, eating baguette and Bucheron cheese, sipping on wine. Moments like this you feel it’s a world filled with beauty and simplicity. You want to stay in it forever.

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Ravenswood Zinfandel 2012

California
$8.99
Not like other Zins I’ve had that clobber you over the head with obvious heavy-handedness.

Make no mistake, Ravenwood Zinfandel packs a punch of dark fruity goodness but there’s a more nuanced brightness that rises out of the finish. I never understood what exactly it meant when a wine was described as “spicy.” I forget that the language used to describe wines is to be evocative, not literal.

In this Ravenswood Zin I came to better understand “spicy” as a tasting note — it’s more the sensation you feel in your mouth, it’s similar to when you eat spicy or peppery foods.

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Gnarly Head Lodi Zinfandel 2012

Just barely Splurge-y
$9.00
Why the hell did I think that Zinfandel’s were light and sweet?!! It’s just about as opposite as I could have imagined.

Just pouring it was enough to see how very wrong I was. By sight it was deep, dark red and sticking my nose in the glass for a generous whiff I was treated to a silky chocolate-y, intense, berry-full aroma that was grounded in the earth. This was a manly, strapping, muscular glass of wine. Oof! I needed a cold shower after just to settle down.

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