2007 XYZin (10 year vines) - Printable Version

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- Drew - 06-25-2011

XYZin 10 comes from Zinfandel vines that were at least 10 years of age at the time of harvest. The grapes for this wine were sourced from many appellations with a focus on Sonoma and Mendocino counties and a few select vineyards from Lake County and Lodi. I opened this on Thursday for Eileen and paired with take home Carrabba's Italian Grill Rigatoni Martino, which we both love. Took a sip and thought average, fruit forward zin....Eileen will like it, which she did, 1/2 the bottle. Friday after work I poured meself a glass and, wow, nothing like the night before. Now this is no world class Zin but it's a very nice wine, a day later, showing spicy dark fruit,dark cherry, and pomegranate flavors with hints of brown sugar, chocolate and tar. I found this very appealing...(of course I hadn't had a glass of wine for 6 days), but for $14, a fun, satisfying zin. 14.2% Alc/vol.