Friday, May 20, 2011

Cellar No. 8 Zinfandel

Cellar No 8 2008 Zinfandel, $7.99-$10.99, 85 points, is a straight-forward fruity Red Table Wine, barely resembling the Zinfandel varietal.
From the cranberry-Burgundy color, to  the vegetative aroma (Similar to some Cab-Sauv wines), to the overwhelming flavors of prune and licorice, which is the focus of this wine, but it is smooth, almost silky, and the flavor held-up for the two days the bottle was opened. The finish, on the back label, says "long and complex", but I found very little spice that is the typical trademark of Zinfandel wines.
The price is right, but not the character. Still, not a bad Red Wine.


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