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!