Saturday, July 18, 2009
BRAZIN ZINFANDEL 2007
The Grade: OUTSTANDING. The Mojo: The Brazin Zinfandel 2007 from Lodi is, like it states on the label, a (b)old vine Zinfandel. I have to tell you though, if I didn't know better, I would almost swear this was a Cab. It's full-bodied, with big, pronounced tannins, and has a robust flavor profile of dark plums, chocolate and black currants. The "pluminess" gives it away as a Zin, and there are loads of brambly blue fruit aromas and flavors, with racy, spicy, black pepper tones for good measure. This is a pretty impressive effort from the good folks at Delicato Family Vineyards, and a lot of wine for the price.