Worth Another Look

We drank a first bottle of this wine over Thanksgiving, in this post, but I don’t feel I did it much justice, both in the food pairing and the short treatment I gave it in my post. It deserves another look! I was going to let the remaining bottles of our Fritz 2005 Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel age for a while, but we just got another shipment and it had an additional 2 bottles, so I thought we’d drink one.

This cost us $25 in a club shipment, has 14.2% alcohol by volume and came with a real cork closure. On this bottle, I found blackberries and raspberries on the nose, with a bit of currant. That’s a little different than the last time where I found blackberries and cherries. In the mouth I got the same fruit I found in the nose, plus earth, tobacco and cedar.

I paired this with a leftover filet mignon and risotto and it did really well with the steak. I can definitely picture this as a great bbq rib bottle of wine. After dinner we had some dark dark bittersweet chocolate and this wine just shone with the chocolate. It was perfect. The raspberry flavors and the chocolate together were fabulous.

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3 Responses

  1. I’m always on the lookout for a good zin, thanks. Just posted about a decent one from Amador County, 2005 Easton.

  2. Hey Sonadora, did you taste black currant or red currant? Just curious…I assume black, but thought I’d ask. *)

  3. Hi Cooking Chat-I saw you had a Zin the other night. Sounds tasty. Have you tried one from Mauritson yet? They are my favorite so far.

    Huevos-Black currants! My mistake for not typing in the kind, especially when I served it with a red currant sauce (my local grocery doesn’t seem to carry black currant jam!).

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