Twisted Wines Old Vine Zinfandel 2011

Sometimes a simple, approachable, flavorful wine is just what the doctor ordered.

Vineyard: Twisted Wines
Wine:  Old Vine Zinfandel
Varietal: Zinfandel
Vintage: 2011
Appellation: California
Price: $15.99 per Magnum

Notes:  This wine was soft, mellow and fruity.  For me the nose carried scents of red fruits – plum and cherry – along with hints of vanilla.  On the palate the red plum and cherry repeated with hints of strawberry as it breathed.  I also tasted some vanilla and an underlying note of anise.  Very light tannins brought a slight fuzziness on the tongue and a bit of menthol to the finish.  The acidity was low, and the label put the alcohol at 13.5%.

It wasn’t a wine epiphany.  It isn’t even, generally speaking, the kind of Zinfandel I prefer.  But I know from personal experience that this Old Vine Zin from Twisted Wines can make a pretty good budget-friendly selection to share at an informal party.   In fact, I took a bottle to a get-together this weekend where it was a big hit.   Of course, this is not for the wine enthusiast group, or the wine tasting event, or the “I insist on Dom Perignon in my Mimosa” crowd: this is for an easy, breezy chat-with-neighbors-in-the-condo-courtyard-and-eat-grilled-burgers kind of gathering.

Important: I am not a professional sommelier or wine connoisseur.  See “About” for the full disclaimer.

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