Posts Tagged ‘Zin-phomaniac’

In praise of untannic reds (especially for Julia Child’s French burgers!)

November 6th, 2013
In praise of untannic reds (especially for Julia Child’s French burgers!)

In a recent article appearing in Decanter – a U.K. based publication that bills itself as the “world’s best wine magazine” (and perhaps it is) – a critic named Andrew Jefford  related a recent experience comparing two red wines made from the same grape (Tannat), one from Lodi and one from South-West France: A couple of weeks ago, I tasted (in the same afternoon) a Tannat from the Alta Mesa AVA in warm Lodi (made by Ursa Vineyards using fruit from Ron Silva’s Silvaspoons Vineyard) a couple of hours before trying a barrel sample of the 2012 Vignes Préphylloxériques, a Tannat.. VIEW MORE »

The latest releases of offbeat Zinfandel brands and varietals

October 3rd, 2013
The latest releases of offbeat Zinfandel brands and varietals

Except for three strategically placed grape leaves, the depiction of the “hot babe” pin-up on the inaugural bottling of the 2012 Zin-Phomaniac Lodi Zinfandel (about $18) leaves little to the imagination.  And the back label makes no bones either:  The scantily clad bottle tempts you… remove the cork carefully, slowly, your desire building with every twist… True-blue Lodi grown Zinfandel lovers might also be taken aback by the back label’s slightly self-deprecating, if shameless, wording:  Sure, it’s from Lodi… but Zin-Phomaniac is more than that… arousing aromas… bold and voluptuous mouth feel… long, satisfying climax…. The key to appreciating this.. VIEW MORE »