Cosentino Winery Zinfandel Lodi the Zin 2007
Liquorama Tasting Notes While we are on the subject of the wine, what a beauty it is! On the nose one can detect the developing aromas of raspberry, and blackberry with just a touch of cinnamon and sage. The body is medium to full with real gripping acidity and medium tannins to suggest that while delicious now, this will soften up and mellow with time to become the ying to the yang of braised short ribs, or even eggplant parmesan and roasted portobello mushrooms. Well, that or just grill up a couple of burgers and drink The Zin out of a tumbler. I judged a wine competition with Mitch once and trust me, he's not so snobby that he wouldn't. He's a down to earth guy and he makes fantastic wines at down to earth prices. Wine Tasting Notes The Lodi District is known for growing Californias best Zinfandel. THE ZIN is not only 100% Zinfandel, but all 100% Lodi of which 80% is from Old Vines. The wine is aged for 9 months, primarily in American and European oak, with some French oak barrels. The wine is unfined. Exotically rich, it is black fruit oriented with notes of black cherry, currants and blackberry spiced with black pepper.
Tasted at UNLVino 4/10/10
Aromas of black pepper, currants and blackberry. Dense black fruit on the palate with nice weight, layers of cinnamon and clove and well rounded tannins. Great bold and robust zin, but not out of balance. - Tasted at winery 4/19/10
Three and a half glasses