Name: Cambridge & Sunset Zinfandel
Variety: Zinfandel (at least 80%)
Region: California’s Sacramento – San Joaquin Delta Region
Winery Review: Aromas of blackberry, cherry, and plum waft from this wine, with just a hint of warm spices. On the palate, black cherry, and boysenberry emerge with a lush, velvety mouth feel to make this classic California Zinfandel great with food or on its own.
My Review: This wine was very interesting and very much not to my taste. It was probably very good, and I’m glad I tried it, but once is enough. It was an orange red, which I thought was interesting – I’ve not really seen that before. When I did the “swirl and sniff” it smelled nice and fruity, but when I tasted it all I could make out, past the major acidity and tannin level, was a very earthy flavor with a hint of strawberry. All in all the wine was much to sharp for my taste. But after watching some of the Wine IQ videos, I wonder if decanting the wine and letting it sit for a while might help with that.
I didn’t eat any foods with this wine, and I don’t plan to try it again unless it’s decanted.