Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Gravelly Ford 2011 Zinfandel

Gravelly Ford 2011 Zinfandel, $9.99, 86 points, appears light ruby and trending slightly pink toward the watery rim.
Sweet Strawberry and candied red cherry greet my nose.
The medium body carries mild acids and light tannin while the flavor follows the aroma, and finishes gently without much of a trace, except a touch of petrol, spice, and  heat, having a rare and appropriately low 12.5% alcohol (I doubt that the structure could handle much more).
This is an unobtrusive Zinfandel, and will pair okay with Taco Bell's offering or your basic barbecue, but I'm skeptical that it will elevate much else. I bought this at the Fresh Market in Bedford.
Appellation California?


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