Monday, February 28, 2011
Wine Snob: My First Zinfandel
As I have mentioned before, I am not particularly experienced with wine. In fact, until a few nights ago, I had never tasted a Zinfandel. One of the bottles my mom's brother gave us for her birthday was a Preston Vineyards 1994 Dry Creek Zinfandel. It was lovely. The color was a nice dark red. The taste was different from the Cabernet Sauvignons which I usually consume. The taste was more refreshing with a hint of lemon, and, if I remember correctly a slight taste of ginger. It was complex while still being smooth but having a medium body-- sort of like a lightweight velvet. I also believe I remember detecting a hint of vanilla.