Apr 282010
 

***I received this wine as a sample***

2007 Earthquake Zinfandel

I finished my 2nd big project in two weeks this past Wednesday, and while I’m always anxious right before a deadline, everything turned out really well.  There were definitely a few hiccups along the way, but in the end, both my supervisor and “the big boss” were happy.  After spending the rest of the afternoon catching up on the emails and paperwork that piled up, for the first time in a couple of weeks, I was able to leave work on time.  I admit that I jumped at the chance, and waiting for me when I walked in the door was a nice dinner and a good bottle of Zinfandel.

The 2007 Earthquake Zinfandel (winery, snooth) was a medium-to-dark purplish ruby.  On the nose, there were blueberries, blackberries, nutmeg, cloves, and alcohol followed by a touch of cinnamon, vanilla, and earth.  In the mouth, there were blueberries, boysenberries, blackberries, and baking spices, mixed with vanilla, earth, and alcohol.  The wine had medium tannins and a medium-to-full, velvety body.

Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely!  If you see this wine in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed. At $28, drinking this wine is like having a delicious piece of suede slide caress your throat.  I’ve reviewed a couple of other wines from Michael David Winery, one that I purchased and one that was sent as a sample, and while I enjoyed them both, it’s definitely worth spending the extra money to buy the Earthquake. The wine is smooth and delicious on its own, but when paired with cheese ravioli in tomato sauce and garlic bread, it practically sings.

Overall: 4 Corks

  3 Responses to “A Zinfandel That Rocked My World”

  1. 100% agree! This Zin does rock! It was one of my favorite wines in 2009.

  2. You right about this Zin, and just as delicious with a slice of Santa Maria BBQ or by it self. Cheers

    • This wine with some BBQ is perfect for the summer.

      I did have a reader ask about whether I decanted it, and, while I forgot to mention it in my post, I definitely thought that it was better after having a chance to breathe a little. It toned down a bit of the initial harshness and just left a nice, jammy wine full of good flavor.

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