Thursday, June 30, 2011

Toad Hollow or Sleepy Hollow Cacophony

Toad Hollow Cacophony 2007 Zinfandel, $13.59-$17.99, 86+ points, begins as a symphony, but does end as its name implies.
With the color of dark magenta, the aroma has a good grape-cherry and a hint of clove, but it is the pomegranate off-setting the plum flavors in a rich medium body, which saves this wine, gives it balance and some depth. As is "typical' for Paso Robles, this Zin is smooth and fruity, the finish is a good black-pepper, but a hair on the astringent side (With a little more bottle time that might mellow-out).
I paid $13.59, and at that price, this is a good buy. Drink upon opening. 
I enjoyed this wine with a strip-steak, buttered seeded rye, and golden corn.


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