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- Drew - 01-18-2010 05:37 PM

Once in a while you score a bull’s eye. Three day weekend for me and spent Saturday and Sunday around the house...Spousal unit is on an Orioles cruise with the girlfriends, she's an officer with the Oriole's Advocates.
So decided to play a round of golf in southeastern PA. After which I stopped at a favorite wine joint on the south side of the Conowingo Dam. Bought some cab and spied this 2002 zin. Being cautious, but curious, I only purchased one. The store is always on the cool side and I thought it was worth a shot. Wow, what a surprise. Really beautiful zin. This is the first vintage of Artezin Zin. The grapes were sourced from Amador County, Dry Creek Valley and Mendocino County. Spicy, brambly and jammy fruit with earthy blackberry, blackberry liquor, cherry and a licorice hint. Wonderfully youthful in appearance but mature in flavor. What a nice day, and wine! Will return to buy them out. $13.99 and 14.5% Alc/vol. I originally posted a negative TN in '05 but this bottle was great!

Drew


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- wondersofwine - 01-19-2010 02:35 PM

Sounds like a great deal. I've been thinking that I will open some Zinfandels and perhaps some Cabernet Sauvignons next month.