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Wine Wednesday|Bogle Old Vine Zinfandel

Man the weeks go fast!

Time for another shot at wine tasting.  This one is another Zin – I liked the first one enough to give another recommendation from a coworker a shot.

We liked this one a bit less, although I think I liked it more than my husband did.  He said that it felt “thick” and “spikey in the back of the throat.”  I think the “thick” he was experiencing was a concentration of flavors (at least, this is what I think based on the info I found poking around on my Internets), which he might not care for, being more used to Cabernets.  The “spikey” feeling could mean the wine was harsh, a quality that is (supposedly) not desirable.

I had a slightly different experience.  I also thought the wine was “spikey,” but I didn’t think it was “thick” (or if it was, I didn’t dislike that quality).  I noticed that it seemed very spicy and wondered if I was tasting the pepper that I’ve heard other people talk about when tasting wine.  I also thought the wine was dry (which apparently isn’t just “less sweet” – according to one source, “sour” makes your mouth water and “dry” makes your mouth…dry.  This wine left my mouth feeling very dry).

All in all, this one isn’t my favorite.  I liked the Stonehedge Zinfandel from last week much more, but even though this one didn’t thrill me as much, I’m curious to taste next week’s selection!



  1. Lisa says:

    Kathlyn, how have you been? I’m not much of a oenophile, but I do love a glass of white zin when out and I need to relax, or with a good meal. Your blog looks fantastic, and I love the ‘stats’ at the end of each entry! I think I read this in a little more than a minute, though 😉

  2. Kathlyn says:

    Lisa! Hello!! I’m doing great. I’ve been really busy with a lot of different things, so I haven’t been blogging or baking much lately. Loved your challenge – I didn’t manage to do it with the DBs but want to still try some recipes for Christmas. I think they’d make great gifts!

    Nice to “see” you again – I hope all is well!!

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