Barefoot Cellars Zinfandel California 2004
Winemaker Notes Barefoot Reserve Zinfandel grapes were hand picked and transferred into French & American oak barrels following fermentation. Enjoy the berry jam and mocha aromas. Vanilla and sweet cherry will delight your palate. Savor the lingering, spicy finish. Specific Details: The grapes for this 2004 Barefoot Reserve Zinfandel were grown in Sonoma County's prestigious Dry Creek Valley. High concentrations of gravel in the soil within this appellation create the perfect drainage to allow Zinfandel characteristics to flourish. Vintage Medals & Accolades: 2001 Barefoot Reserve Sonoma County Zinfandel DOUBLE GOLD MEDAL...7TH Annual California Zinfandel Championship, Pittsburg Chamber of Commerce, Pittsburg, CA Previous Vintage Medals & Accolades GOLD MEDAL...American Wine Society, Lower Burrell, PA GOLD MEDAL...Sonoma County Harvest Fair, Sonoma County, California GOLD...InterVin International Wine Competition, Toronto, Ontario, Canada "One of the elite wines of the world!" GOLD...2001, New World International Wine Competition, (label competition), Rancho Cucamonga, California, USA 85 Points! Good Wine...Wine Enthusiast, December 15, 2001 4 STARS! "A GREAT ZIN!"...Vines Magazine, March-April 2002 Food and Wine Pairing: Barefoot Reserve Zinfandel is perfect with full-flavored cheeses such as Romano and Brie, wild rice and black beans, beef and lamb chops, chicken dishes, pasta with pesto or tomato sauce, grilled salmon and eggplant.
This is not the best Red Zinfandel out there, but it is an amazing wine for the price ($5-6). I tend to drink this a lot because I love this type of wine but don't want to break into my nicer wines. I always have 2-3 bottles of this around because it is a very reliable, tasty, and easy wine to drink. So far, I haven't experienced much variation between years either. They're always good. That is not the same as "Two Buck Chuck" which seems to vary far more between harvests. Definitely a good 'starter' wine for people interested in getting used to different types of wine and finding what they like.
I'm shocked that I liked this one as much as I did! The price was great! It had a nice sweet fruit on the nose and the beginning taste of cherry and slight strawberry on the tongue with slight spice. Very drinkable!
Disgusting, reminded me of cough syrup. It got poured down the drain.
this wine was ok. left a fruity aftertaste in my mouth. i would say without factoring in the price it would be a 2.0 wine but because it's so cheap i would say it's a 3.
I had a blind Zinfandel tasting with 11 of my favorite people a few days ago and this wine ranked #1 even though one of the guys nick-named it "girly wine."
I just bought about a 750ml bottle of Barefoot white zin. It has the "Gold Medal 2009 Tasters Guild International Wine Competition" sticker on the front. All I can say is the judges must have had a few bottle of some other strong wine before tasting this one. Yuck, tastes like cheap burgundy, leaves my stomach bloated, almost feels like I am having an allergic reaction to it. The rest is going down the drain, 1/2 bottle, say la vie, never buy their wine again.
External Reviews for Barefoot Cellars Zinfandel California
Full-bodied with rich notes of ruby red fruit such as ripe cherries and wild raspberries our Lodi Zinfandel will never be called a wallflower. It stands out in a crowd. Well-balanced and smooth, it delivers a deep, fruit-filled aroma and a subtly spicy and long-lasting finish.
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