April 7, 2010 - One last time... it's still drinking pretty darn well. Last two bottles are both uncorked and checking them out over the next few days. (Yeah I know, have to update the online cellar)
Still a great QPR if you have them. The original bright red cherry has faded a bit, and it's definitely lost some body... but its still got some solid body left. Another round of Spring Cellar Cleaning 2010.
April 7, 2009 - This was a strong red -- the smell was a bit much at first, but toned down. Great with Mexican food, and we enjoyed the rest of the bottle after dinner too; it really mellowed out on its own, but was pleasant still. I really enjoyed this wine.
February 17, 2009 - Soft and flabby, with decently juicy red fruit and spice but no structure. There's little in the way of acid or tanning to give this wine backbone or complexity, so it just sort of limps across the palate.
January 10, 2009 - Medium body, intense fruit. CHERRY COLA BOMB! Finish that won't stop. Apparent oak with some solid vanilla. Almost Dr. Pepper in a ZIN. Very nice for the money.
November 22, 2008 - Better than expected. Given the price point, worth buying again.
October 20, 2008 - Dark fruit with a little white pepper and other spice on the nose. Basically the same on the palate. Turning to cherry cough syrup on the finish. Overall, not too bad but 78 points is not good enough for a $15 wine.
October 13, 2008 - Plummy nose, rich in the mouth. Surprisingly low level of spicy/peppery notes. Very straightforward.
May 30, 2008 - More refined and less robust than some Zins, though I personally prefer bigger Zins. Still, a nice bottle of wine.
April 19, 2008 - This, like the 04, stands out as a great wine value for Zin. Pairs especially well with some mild to medium spanish and mexican dishes.... Among the best n it s class for this price range..
February 18, 2008 - The 'zork' is cool! Darker fruit on the nose and palate ... had it with ground beef enchiladas. Not as good as a Zingaro Zin, but still quite good. I need to try this one with a good steak ... I think it might be a better match. This isn't as 'spicy' a zin as I had remembered at wine tasting.