Sneaky cheeky bastard

Thursday, October 9, 2014

Brand Name30 Degrees
Wine NameOld Vine Zinfandel
Vintage (Year)2011
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassRed
Wine TypeZinfandel
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %13.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 - $20
Site Rating9 (on a scale of 1-10)

Some wines play themselves small like they're the guy in the back of the room pulling all of the strings.  They have no need to preen and push their chests out to the world, but the know that in the end, they'll win.  This wine is one of those.  While the flavor profile is muted and the wine doesn't have a heavy weight on it, it's smooth combination of dark cherry, a touche of smoke and a hidden intercepting fist of alcohol allows it to careess you slowly and lure you into it's winning gambit. 

Note that this is not my favorite zin, but it is one that I respect and love.


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