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Wine Wednesday|Peachy Canyon Incredible Red Zinfandel 2008

Blurry but not because of the wine!

I think I’m turning into a Zinf-a-phile!  Maybe the California native in me is coming through.

We liked this one.  Here are my notes:

- Fairly smooth
- A little tangy, but not tart or sour
- Some kind of fruit taste – maybe plum?
- A little hot at the end but not overly so – makes for a nice finish/after taste
- Husband’s assessment?  He thought it was a little “thick” (I would say “syrupy,” but I think we mean essentially the same thing), but drinkable

I started thinking after we had tasted the wine that the thickness/syrupiness might be remedied by drinking it with a really flavorful meal, like a steak or a spicy red sauce pasta.  We tend to try these while we’re cooking rather than eating.  I will find a sturdy appetizer to go along these wine tastings with so we can compare how drinkable they are alone versus with food.

Notes are better!  Until next week.

Cheers.

2 Comments

  1. Lindsay says:

    Hi Kathlyn, thanks for the review of the Incredible Red! That’s great that you liked the 2008 vintage—I agree with you, the IR is definitely a “dinner wine,” she likes to be paired with hearty, savory stuff (usually in a red sauce). :-)

    If you’d like a lighter-bodied wine with some more complexity, I’d recommend giving Peachy Canyon’s Mustard Creek… It’s not as budget friendly, but it’s quite nice.

    Cheers!

  2. Kathlyn says:

    Thanks for stopping by the blog and commenting. It’s a treat to have a winemaker visit! We love the wines of Paso Robles and would love to try the Mustard Creek – feel free to send us a bottle and we’ll review it for sure! :)

    Thanks again for the comment!

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