A nice smooth Zinfandel - fully of berries and dark

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Brand NameMountain View Vintners
Other Wines Reviewed
Wine NameClockspring Zinfandel
Vintage (Year)2006
BottlerMountain View Vintners
CountryUnited States
VineyardClockspring Vineyard
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeZinfandel
Wine GroupsLadykillers
Heaven in a Bottle
Lovely reds
Alcohol %14%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

I don't think that we drink enough [true] Zinfandel. It has gone forgotten amongst the crap of White Zin (I better write and article about this). When I like a nice red that isn't too heavy and has great flavor aspects for just about anything, I can always turn to a bottle of Zinfandel, and this one was no slouch.

Let's get past the deep inky purple color and deal with the flavor which is a nice concentration of dark plum and cherry, with a nice little whisp of smoke at the finish. It's neither too light in body, nor too heavy, being the right weight and viscosity on your tongue that this Goldilocks likes. I would swear that you can get the faintest trait of caramel on the back of this, which makes it quite interesting.

While I originally was going to give it a rating of 8, that last little bit of taste, in addition to the price, made me up it another point. Well done Mountain View!


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