Here we go again!
This is a review of the 2010 Zinopolis Zinfandel from California. When I picked up this bottle, I assumed it would taste a lot like a typical California Zinfandel. And certainly, I was correct! I love it when I'm right...
I don't know much about Zinopolis. I tried finding more information, but information on this wine is really sparse. And I guess that's fine. It's the wine, itself, that really matters here. So, let's get to it.
The 2010 Zinopolis Zinfandel pours a deep violet color and has bold aromas of red raspberry jam, cherries and vanilla. This leads into pretty much what the nose suggested: a heavy, jammy blend of spiced raspberries, cherry jelly, milk chocolate, vibrant oak, and a finish that's a bit like vanilla extract.
All in all, a pretty typical California Zinfandel, jammy, boozy, and oaky. I really like how spicy this one is, which seems to counteract and balance out a bit of the heavy jam flavors and keep the party interesting.
Drink This: if you want a good, sweet California Zinfandel for under $20.
Don't Drink This: if you like your reds gentle and refined.