Red berry, rhubarb, herb and smoke aromas show in this lighter, claret-styled Zin. Good acidity supports its tart cherry flavors, and the herb note in the bouquet reprises on the finish, accompanied by an attractive pepperiness. Balanced and attractive, it will pair well with many foods.
Very dry, high enough in acids to create a tart mouthfeel, this is a balanced wine with earthy, berry flavors. It’s not a show-stopper, but has subtle sophistication that won’t overshadow carefully prepared foods.
Black as night, and with an inviting aroma that suggests a just-baked blackberry tart. Smells sweet, drinks dry, soft and tannic, with intense blackberry flavors and a peppery finish.
Black fruit and oak run rampant from start to finish; acid’s a little high in the mouth, and tart tannins dry out the long finish. A good but ordinary Zin, characterized by one taster as the “IKEA of wine.”
Strong espresso aromas give way to smooth mocha and vanilla cream on the palate. Supple and almost pillowy, this is a drink-me-now wine that doesn’t pretend to be anything more than a superficial charmer. A hint of alcohol shows through on the coffee-tinged finish, so drink young.