Wine With A Cause V

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Agent for Change Wines.

Last year around the holiday season I brought you a series of 4 posts on wines with a cause.  That is, wines whose producers donate part or all of their profits to charity.  I’m happy to start up this series again this year, and hope that in the coming months I will have several more wines to share with you.  Our first wine with a cause for 2009 comes from Agent for Change Wines.  Agent for Change Wines donate 50% of profits to community based organizations that care for the uninsured and underinsured.  If that sounds up your alley, consider adding a bottle for gifting this holiday season to your wino friends.  First up we tried the 2006 Agent for Change Paso Robles Zinfandel. It had a real cork closure, clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, and retails for about $16.

On the nose I got blackberries, big black fruit, plums, spice, pepper, black cherry, and red edges.  Overall I found the nose to be fairly reserved with mostly dark fruit and a slight hint of alcohol.  In the mouth I found tart black cherry, black berry, spice, pepper, leather, and currants.  This was an easy to drink, not too complex wine with lots of tart fruit and just a bit of heat that faded quickly.

Add a wine that supports a charity you believe in to your holiday wine list and feel good about drinking wine with a cause!



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