Quickfire Dry Creek Valley 2008 Zinfandel, $7.64-$18.99, 90 points, began in the glass an opaque burgundy red trending bright pomegranate toward a broad clear circumferential rim.
Toasty blackberries on the nose with just a hint of sweet plum, cedar, earth, and violets were very good.
Near full bodied with ample acidity and tannin.
Flavors mirrored the aroma faithfully, but just a hint of tart cranberry added some relief to this rather mellow Zinfandel.
Finished long on white and cayenne pepper with just a touch of restrained heat (14.2% alcohol).
Value-wise, this has to be one of the top QPR red wines I've had, and having a good balance: not too dry or too fruity, with a very good overall flavor, not too high on the alcohol, but just about right, makes this a perfect barbecue or red table wine.
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