Saturday, August 1, 2015

Review: *** $ (7) Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel, Lodi, California, 2011 = BEST VALUE

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Original tasting and review : This is (7) Seven Deadly Zins Zinfandel, Lodi, California, 2011, finished at 15.0% alcohol and first sampled 4 years from vintage date, in August, 2015.

In the glass: Deep magenta and brick, opaque in the center.

On the nose: Poured at room temperature and swirled vigorously, shows brisk, bold, black, slightly smoky fruit.  From the aroma, seems like this will be big and tenacious.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact full, deep with ripe blackberry and an intense oak surround.  Plenty of darkness, smoke and depth within the fruit.  Fewer red fruits than you might expect.  The alcohol comes across as a bit hot on the finish, which otherwise settles slowly.

In summary: Overall, rates an easy three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale.  Just touches best value because of its bargain price point.

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