08 Jul Chill out with a red? Yes! 7 Deadly Zins 2017 Zinfandel
With the onset of warm weather,
a wine drinker’s thoughts typically
turn to white wine or Rosé.
But rules…especially wine rules…
are meant to be broken.
It’s Wine Thursday!, our weekly good-wine-at-a-good-price-
that-you-can-find recommendation, just in time
for the weekend.
When the heat is on, you don’t normally
think of Zinfandel.
But think again.
A red wine served at room temperature
can taste “flabby”, i.e., heavy, dull and boring.
This is especially the case during summer
when room temp can be higher than normal.
The solution is easy: chill your red wine.
Pop the cork (or unscrew the cap) and
place your red wine in the refrigerator for
15-30 minutes before pouring.
We gave the 2017 Seven Deadly Zins the
Before, at room temperature,
this wine was somewhat lifeless.
The main thing we tasted was alcohol…
not surprising since this checks in
at 15% alcohol-by-volume.
Then, after it spent 1/2 hour in the fridge,
the wine transformed.
Slightly chilled, it showed a nice combination of
dark berry & milk chocolate flavors with
some spice and smoke rounding out the mix.
This is an extremely popular Zinfandel.
Many wine drinkers refer to it as their house red.
Medium bodied and slightly sweet,
it’s no surprise 7 Deadly Zins is a crowd pleaser.
But again, we believe it’s much more pleasing
when it’s cooled down.
You won’t have to work hard to find
the 2017 Seven Deadly Zins.
Total Wine has it for $11.97.
Costco’s price is two pennies more…$11.99.
Fred Meyer carries it for $13.99.
It’s on the shelf at QFC for $14.99 and at Safeway for $15.99.
You can order it from Woods Wholesale Wine for $10.94
Empire Wine lists it at $10.95
and it’s at Vine Republic for $12.98