Zinopolis Zinfandel

Zinopolis Zinfandel

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.



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