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Too watery but it still packs a punch

Monday, September 23, 2013

Brand NameCellar No. 8
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Wine NameZinfandel
Vintage (Year)2010
BottlerAsti Winery
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeZinfandel
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
1
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
5
Alcohol %14.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)
  

One of my favorite wine varietals in Zinfandel, and I try to try brands/labels that I haven't experienced before.  The price of this wine was right, so I picked it up.  The color is an exceptionally dark purpole that you can almost lose your soul inside of.  The taste evokes berry and leather, but i do get some green pepper as well.  What this wine misses is a more of a juicy and chewy aspect, as well as weight in general.  Not bad, but this won't wind up being on my favorites list.

Oh, but this will hit you after several glasses!

 

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