Sunday, August 31, 2014

Review: *** $ Trader Joe's Reserve Zinfandel, Lot 91, Oakville, Napa Valley, California, 2012 = BEST VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is Trader Joe's Reserve Zinfandel, Lot 91, Oakville, Napa Valley, California, 2012, finished at 14.1% alcohol and first sampled two years from vintage date, in August, 2014.

In the glass: Deep dusty red, almost opaque in the center.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows shy, bright violets.  From the aroma, seems like this will be high-pitched.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact flavorful and rich, with bright fruit offset with brambly wood elements and a base of oak aging.  Finish is quick but bright and clean.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, making this a best value at its bargain price point.

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