Saturday, January 5, 2008

Tasting the Home Made Zinfandel

As you may have seen in a previous post of mine, my dad tried something new this year...he departed from his usual primary wine making grape, alicante, and made a batch of wine out of only the zinfandel grape.

Well last week I got the chance to taste the wine with my old man, and I have to say, I think he hit a home run with it. I've been drinking his wine for a very long time, and I think this zinfandel might be the best wine he's ever made.

Now it was only made in September, so let's not take my review of it out of context, but I thought it delivered some quality that could very well make it an everyday drinking wine. Because of it young age, it didn't pack the punch of an aged Zinfandel, but that may be what I liked about it. The color was a wonderful ruby, and the nose was sweet, with black cherry and floral hints. As for the taste, it was good...ripe fruits with a little smokiness, but again because of its age, didn't hit you like most Zinfandels do. This wine was very easy to drink...perhaps too easy if you judge by the throbbing in my head the next morning.

Overall I give the wine a rating of 7 corks, which is very good. Congrats to my dad for trying something new and creating something I think most people would enjoy.