Wine – 2004 Montevina Zinfandel, Terra d’Oro Field Blend, Amador County

05302007.jpgOK… so anyone who reads this blog at all knows I’m a huge fan of a well-made Zinfandel. I’ll travel far and wide to get my hands on a good bottle of Zin. So, I’ll get right to the point here… this isn’t one of them. It’s thin, slightly bitter and although it shows some decent fruit, it lacks that roundness and balance that a good Zinfandel possesses.

I’ve had some great field blends wines that have a certain percentage of each grape that are grown, harvested and fermented together from the same vineyard. This one has 80% Zin, 13% Petite Sirah and 7% Barbera and 14.5% booze.

There’s some ripe red berry fruit and a minerality on the nose that is nice, but having had this wine once, it’s not one I’d buy again. There’s much better stuff out there.

Not so much.

$29.99 in LDB stores here in BC.

2.5 stars

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