Monday, October 22, 2012

Zig Zag-ing in The Valley Of The Moon Zinfandels

Zig Zag Zin and Valley of the Moon 2008 Zinfandels are remarkably good, similar in attributes, and close in price.
The color is an indistinguishably clear orange-red to ruby.
The aroma is a warm cinnamon and clove, and though Zig-Zag and Valley of the Moon have red cherry on the nose, Valley of the Moon also has hints of damson plum; they remain remarkably alike.
Both have good acidity, mild tannin, are very dry, and finish with a touch of heat (14.5% alcohol) and spice, all this carried on a medium body.
The difference is in the flavor:
Zig Zag Zin. Mendocino County "Old Vine" Zinfandel, $13.99-$18.99, 88 points, is a focused blend of red fruit and spice, is a harmonious and balanced wine without any annoying flavors.
Valley of the Moon Sonoma County (Produced and Bottled) 2008 Zinfandel, $10.80-$14.58 (Bought at Hannaford's Super Market), 88 points, has a more pronounced flavor profile, with striking red fruit and plum, but soon after pouring I noticed a faint off note that seemed to fade with air.
As for the Quality-Price-Ratio (QPR), that too is indistinguishable. 


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