The 2008 Dancing Bull Zinfandel (winery, snooth) was a medium-to-dark ruby color. On the nose, there was blueberry jam, blackberry, and black cherry aromas, followed by a lot of cedar, smoke, earth, and vanilla. In the mouth, there was IHOP syrup (although without the viscosity), blueberries, nutmeg, cinnamon, and vanilla. The wine had low tannins, and high acidity and alcohol.
Is this worth a glass after work? Sure…you won’t be drinking anything out of the ordinary, but you’ll have a decent, reliable glass of wine. At $10, this wine surprised me. As it was a wine that I purchased at the 7-11, I didn’t expect much complexity and figured it would be simply passable. Was it the best Zin I’ve ever had…no. But considering that I was “slumming it” when I purchased the bottle, it was a very drinkable, had a number of things happening both on the nose and on the palate, was very food-friendly. The wine not only went well with my Thai takeout, but also was a nice pairing with my night of knitting and cheesy chick flick.
David Bailey says
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Nice post! I’m looking for a nice cheap zin to go with my at home dinners. I have to say that ihop syrup is not very advertising, though :/
Thanks for stopping by! Finding an inexpensive Zin can sometimes be tricky, but this one was good. I promise, I meant the IHOP reference in the most flattering way possible (as odd as that sounds).