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Messina Hof White Zinfandel 2007

Member Review by tabednar:

Light pink color expected from a Zinfandel. Very light bodied that taste like watered down grape juice. Finish is almost non-existent. Not a good representation of Messina Hof but from my past experience it is a good representation of White Zins.

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Region: USA » Texas

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  • 2007

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Color: Rosé
Varietal: Zinfandel
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Messina Hof Wine Cellars:
Messina Hof Winery & Resort, a Texas vineyard established in 1977 by Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, is rooted in the union of two family heritages. Winemaker Paul Bonarrigo’s family dates back seven generations to Messina, Sicily. Merrill’s family is from Hof, Germany. Stroll through the vineyard. Smell the roses. Sit by the waterfall. Relax with a glass of crisp Riesling or ric... Read more
Messina Hof Winery & Resort, a Texas vineyard established in 1977 by Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, is rooted in the union of two family heritages. Winemaker Paul Bonarrigo’s family dates back seven generations to Messina, Sicily. Merrill’s family is from Hof, Germany. Stroll through the vineyard. Smell the roses. Sit by the waterfall. Relax with a glass of crisp Riesling or rich Shiraz. Indulge in fresh vineyard cuisine. Linger over candlelit conversation. Enjoy a quiet evening among friends or with the one you love. We invite you on this journey and hope that we may share with you the romance and tradition of Messina Hof here in the heart of Texas and agricultural center of the Brazos Valley. Messina Hof Winery & Resort, a Texas vineyard established in 1977 by Paul and Merrill Bonarrigo, is rooted in the union of two family heritages. Winemaker Paul Bonarrigo’s family dates back seven generations to Messina, Sicily. Merrill’s family is from Hof, Germany. In Paul's family, the first born male is always named Paul, and at the age of 16, begins to learn the 200-year-old family tradition of winemaking. These winemaking skills have been passed down through each generation. The newest family winemaker, Paul Mitchell Bonarrigo, graduated from The Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland as a marine and joined the family to carry on the 200 year tradition. In 1983, Messina Hof's first year of developing commercial wines, Paul and Merrill produced 1,300 gallons. Our Papa Paulo Port, still one of our most popular wines, was the first wine made at Messina Hof. Messina Hof harvests from a total of 500 acres around the state. The 100 acre estate winery in Bryan produces the famous Papa Paulo Port. Messina Hof is the second largest tourist attraction in Brazos County and brings in more than 250,000 visitors per year. Read less

Member Reviews for Messina Hof White Zinfandel

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Snooth User: tabednar
949302,449
2.00 5
12/19/2008

Light pink color expected from a Zinfandel. Very light bodied that taste like watered down grape juice. Finish is almost non-existent. Not a good representation of Messina Hof but from my past experience it is a good representation of White Zins.


Snooth User: ttutony
407981,093
2.00 5
12/19/2008

I tried this wine over at a friend's holiday party. I am normally a fan of the occasional rose so I decided to give this a try. Not much going on here unfortunately. Messina Hof makes some decent wines but I don't think they put their best foot forward with this one. This wine was flat on the palate ("weak grape juice" as my friend described it). Not much of a finish. I would not use this as a gauge of the quality of Messina Hof wines as they have some wines that I have found to be quite reasonably priced and enjoyable. If trying a Messina Hof wine for the first time I would recommend looking to their riesling perhaps as a starter instead of this wine.


Snooth User: m050690
86953791
3.50 5
06/22/2011

Three and a half glasses



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