For $9 a nice wine in a nice package, made from old-vine Zinfandel from Lodi. The red fruit on the nose pops out pleasantly followed by smooth tannins and a fruity, chocolaty mix of flavors.
Nice, clean and friendly, which is about 99% of the game for this variety. Aromas of flowers, lychee and vanilla bean are welcoming, while the palate is fresh and standard, with lemon-lime and citrusy flavors. A refreshing white to drink as soon as possible.
For the price, this Chardonnay will do nicely, tasting of very ripe mango and Nilla wafer, an all-around crisp, medium-bodied white with good balance between fruit, and acidity and light alcohol. Will pair deliciously with crab.
At first, this smells charred and meaty, but blackberry, leather and roasted plum aromas soon sneak out. This runs big, with good acidity and manageable tannins. Flavors of cherry and cassis are lively and familiar.
The welcoming aromas of red berry and cherry are slightly smoky and spicy. Showing good body, this has light tannins, with flavors of toasty plum, berry, chocolate and spice. It’s round, mellow and easy on the finish.