Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Dancing With The Bulls & Gino

Dancing Bull California 2008 Zinfandel, $7.99, 87 points,  is very similar to what the Wine Buyer has to say: "Bright, playful, approachable. . ."
Dancing Bull has a fairly pleasant aroma, and is quite substantial considering the light-bodied nature of this wine; having licorice notes in a bounty of grape-berry drink-ability.

Dancing Bull redefines wine values by making available a quantity-quality wine for occasions (Barbecue) that require several bottles of a Good wine that won't cost you a fortune.

I want to stress that this is a good wine, though not complex, not going to cause shock and awe, but will satisfy friends and family, and at 13.9% alcohol you'll not have reasonable drinkers stumbling around.

I purchased this wine at the Market Basket supermarket.

At $7.99 this is the best value Zin I've tried.

Gino's Dry Creek 2005 Zinfandel,  $24.99, 87 points, has a cranberry color with a pleasant aroma. The 14.7% alcohol is not over whelming and adds to the aroma and the wine's complexity. Gino's reminded me a bit of Peter lehmann's Clancy's Red, and just as I found the Clancy's Red to be a bit unfocused, so I also found the Gino's Zinfandel to be a bit unfocused; neither of thesewines are bad wines, but price is important, especially as the economy falters.


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