|Westchester Wine Warehouse||USD 15.99 $13.59 750ml|
|WineOLand||USD 17.99 $13.69 750ml|
Brazin Zinfandel Lodi 2011
RiceSelect's creamy Arborio gets blended with sweet potato, coconut milk and vanilla to create this decadent cheesecake. Pairs well with Saunternes; a white dessert wine that has hints of coconut from aging in oak barrels.
Editorial Reviews for Brazin Zinfandel Lodi
Spicy, and a Little peppery on the nose with an obvious touch of oak adding complexity under nicely earthy and subtly floral toned berry fruit. Rich, round polished and plump in the mouth, this shows off nice acids and soft tannins in a rather easy going, fruity style. The fruit is fresh and red toned, mostly in the strawberry end of the spectrum with good spice accents adding a bit of detai. The finish is a bit short and the acid pokes through a bit turnings this a bit tart and harsh on the finish, though some food would fix that right up. 85pts
I don't know what year this Brazin listing is for, but the 2006 is wonderful! I saw it last night as a new addition to my local wine store and thought I'd give it a shot as I usually really like anything from the Lodi region, and I was not disappointed in the slightest. In fact, I think it's going to be included among my regular buys. It's a very smooth zinfandel with a very nice level of spice throughout versus the big POW at the end. I also got a hint of floral in there as well--albeit very slight but just enough to tease me into wanting more. Check it out and let me know if you agree!
Pure garbage. Undrinkable. Alcoholic, thin. Worthless. Add this "wine" to the parts cleaner bin. Anyone who could find anything within this junk worthy of anything positive must be on meth.
This is a really smooth zin. Dark fruit flavor...seems to not linger on palate, which was disappointing because it was so good.
Paired well with good tandoori grill, spicy mint chutney, nice memorable bite to it at the start, astringent, then smooth, haven't compared to many zins yet, better than Gnarly Head in every way except price. Liking the bottle design, somehow thinking that's factoring into that extra half glass rating...
Wow. Take a sip of this before letting it breathe if you want some flavors that will knock you on your a--. After this breathes and calms down you get a very versatile wine that for me has gone great with everything from BBQ, to pizza, steak, and even with just a good old fashioned bag of salty chips. Nice strong fruit flavors, and it leaves a nice layer of flavor on the palate for a good 10-20 seconds, maybe even a bit longer. I also like to bottle design as someone else mentioned. Def. a good bottle to bring to a party, and it can be found for under $15.
the 2007 is bold fruit, full bodied, smooth and delicious.
Drinkable. Nothing special, but would seem to be versatile for pairing with foods as it doesn't stand out on its own in a huge way. Definitely can pick up on the cherry undertones in the 2006.
Food Pairings for Brazin Zinfandel Lodi
Coconut Rice Sweet Potato Cheesecake
Spicy Salmon & Avocado Tower
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