Zinphomaniac 2012 Zinfandel
Dark bramble fruit and maybe a hint of leather. I’m overwhelmed… I just arrived at ZAP‘s Simply Summer Celebration and there are so many wineries here. There is straw all over the ground and my nose is struggling to smell anything but hay. I am not so confident on my nose on this one. Hopefully I will adapt.
As soon as this rascal hits your palate, it’s got a “snazzy getty up.” It’s zingy. This is not a big Zin folks but it sure is playful. Bold acid structure flexes a few muscles but it has a solid edge of drinkability. The finish is slightly dusty. Nice and smooth.
I love the price point. Keeps it approachable. Couple that picking it up at Cost Plus and Sprouts makes this a great table wine choice.
Retail: $18.99 (suggested; I have heard its often much less)
(K&S Rating: 4 of 6)
Winemaker Notes: “With tempting aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and spice, Zin-phomaniac is a complex, full-bodied wine with juicy, approachable flavors of ripe blue-purple fruit and dark semi-sweet chocolate. A kiss of vanilla and a touch of brown baking spice add depth to the long, satisfying mouthfeel.”