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Good Value Zin

March 1, 2008
The wine was a 2005 Alderbrook Old Vine Zinfandel from Dry Creek Valley. It weighed in at 14.5% alcohol by volume, had a real cork closure, and cost $15.50!

On the nose of the wine I found jammy dark fruit, blackberries, raspberries, vanilla, and smoke. In the mouth (either I was a little tipsy or I really thought the wine was fruity, because I wrote fruity 3 times in a row in my notes...) the wine was very fruity. Flavors of blackberries, raspberries, and currants dominated in the mouth.

Overall, a fruity zinfandel with a bit of vanilla. Yum! Up there on the list of good Zins at this price point.

1 comments:

  1. noble pig said...

    Sounds like it was a beautiful bottle. I think Zin and the Dry Creek Valley are a match made in heaven.

    3/2/08, 11:23 AM  

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