Peachy Canyon Paso Robles Westside 2008 Zinfandel, $11.99-$19.99 (NHLS Power-buy), 86 points, has its moments, but this vintage didn't strike me to be as good as the 2006.
The 2008 Westside Zin has a nearly cloudy cranberry color throughout, but darkens at the core and has a clear rim.
An earthy cherry nose with hints of spice is just okay for me.
This Zinfandel is nearly full-bodied and carries persistent acidity with light tannin.
Flavors I tasted were wild-berry, plum (as the wine breathed), and red cherry which tasted and felt too jammy for me (almost syrupy).
The finish is the high-point of this Zin; it is long on a spicy cayenne, clove and white pepper; there is some warmth with the 15.2% alcohol.
QPR is excellent at $11.99.
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