A Good Value Zinfandel

IMG_2698by Andrew Chalk

The 2012 XYZin, Old Vines Zinfandel, California ($16) is a good value, typical California Zinfandel. The nose has notes of plum, blueberry, blackcurrant and some French oak. In the mouth the wine is dry with good acid and the effusive fruit that is typical of young California Zinfandel. The fruit flavors repeat the fruits in the nose. Tannins are soft and supple. A very appealing style.  This wine goes well with barbecue and burgers. Crave Recommended.

Interesting appellation. I wonder why something more specific could not be used

I cannot find any local availability but it is available online.

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