Zynthesis Lodi Old Vines Zinfandel 2011

Recommendation: Not recommended

Winery/Producer: Zynthesis; Graton, California

Grape Variety: Zinfandel

Geographic Origin: Lodi, California

Vintage: 2011

Price: $13.97

Purchased From: Wine Merchants Gourmet; Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Pared With: Chili with cold slaw and corn bread


    He said: Opaque dark red color. Light cherry bouquet with a hint of alcohol. Cherry and red berry taste and a dry earthy finish. With the chili it was pretty good, but it’s a wild and wooly Zinfandel. Zinfandels can be rough and still be good, but this was a little harsh. I do like the long dry earthy finish, almost like very dark chocolate.

    She said: Chili is difficult to pair with wine and perhaps beer is the best choice. On the other hand, I am always up for a challenge so why not give it a try. We tried this low priced Zinfandel and were not impressed with the wine. It lacked a good bouquet and body but had acceptable, although undistinguished flavor. The medium firm tannins made the finish. This is not a wine I would recommend but to be honest I thought it did pretty well with the chili; better than many we have tried in the past. But be warned, my chili is somewhat sweet

    Comments: We had this wine for the first time at a Wine Merchants Gourmet wine pairing dinner. It was good enough to single out and purchase at the end of the meal. But now I’m wondering why we bought it!!!

Bar code: 851718990202