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Wine Wednesday|One Man Band Zinfandel

Hey – Happy First Wednesday of 2013!

Today we get one step closer to our goal of drinking our way through all the Zinfandels in the store.*  Over the last holiday weekend** we tried The County Fair’s One Man Band Zinfandel from Sonoma, CA and…we’re not really that impressed.

Which is interesting because all the other reviews I’ve been skimming online really liked this bottle.  We thought it was unremarkable.  It’s not terrible, but it didn’t have any strong fruit, it was kind of “thin” and it wasn’t particularly spicy in the way that most Zinfandels we’ve tried have been (and we like that spice!).  It’s also a little “hot” – L said he could taste a distinct alcohol flavor.

It’s not dirt cheap at $8,99, so our general consensus is skip this one in favor of one of the $5.99 or less bottles that are better.  Unless you can’t get over the label.  The packaging is pretty cute!

Until next Wednesday!


Box Wine Rating Recap:

One Man Band Zinfandel

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

*Yes, the proverbial “dirty job” but somebody’s…well, you know.
**Is anyone else a little exhausted and ready to go back to work now?


  1. Mary Kessling says:

    I had bought the One Man Band Zin, and liked it for the price. I see you weren’t particularly thrilled with it. I love the peppery red zins. I could taste it here. Just wondering, what inexpensive red zinfandel do you prefer? I can longer find this at Trader Joes. They have quit carrying it. Thanks!

  2. Kathlyn says:

    Hi! Thanks for the comment. I’m not sure if I’m the best person to recommend wine for you since you liked the One Man Band since I didn’t. That said, I love our “Old Moon” Zinfandel and it’s very affordable (I think it’s $4.99). Also the “Grifone” Old Vine is amazing for $3.99. Those would be my best two value picks. Hope you like them (and can find them)! Cheers.

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