Goldilocks Finds Her Wine

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from J. Keverson Wines.

This one is too small, this one is too big, this one is just right! After opening 5 bottles of wine and finding none to my liking, I gave up on whites and Rosés and decided a Zinfandel would do the trick. Zin almost always puts me in a better mood since it’s one of my favorite grapes…so I pulled a bottle from the sample pack that J. Keverson sent and I wasn’t disappointed!  The wine was the 2006 J. Keverson Hales Vineyard Dry Creek Valley Old Vine Zinfandel.  It clocked in at 14.5% alcohol by volume, had a real cork closure, and retails for $30.

On the nose I found cedar cranberry, pepper, smoke, boysenberry, pomegranate, chocolate, red fruit, and cherry. Loved the nose!  The wine followed through in the mouth showing tons of red fruit.  I got cherry, cranberry, red raspberry, pomegranate, cedar, and juicy red fruit.  Overall, the wine was smooth with nice acidity. It’s a light bodied Zin, so if you are looking for a restrained Zin with lots of red fruit that would be great with your pizza, this one is for you!


One Response

  1. Keverson is some excellent juice! Also loved their Starkey’s Court Chard.

    Glad you found a wine you enjoy!


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