Castle Rock Dry Creek Valley 2007 Zinfandel, $6.11-$14.99, 88 points, is a "Last Chance" wine I bought at the Bedford NHLS, but after I bought this on Saturday there was only one left, and Jim said they had been flying off the shelf; I'm glad I got one!
This Zin has a light ruby color.
The aroma begins with a bit of funk (gave me some concern), yet I was able to stir that away and bring out some rather nice sweet cherry.
A medium body carries good acidity and back-ground tannin.
While flavors of red cherry and tangy bramble-berry fruit were good, this is not a particularly complex wine. However the finish was quite long on peppery spice.
Castle Rock Dry Creek Valley 2007 Zinfandel is the near perfect beverage with that New York style pizza, and my guess is that at this price you could afford a second pizza.
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