Remember Gushers, those fruit snacks that had the ooey goey super fruity center? Well, if I had a craving for Gushers I would open this Zinfandel instead. Lots of California Zinfandels are fruit forward, but this one approaches Aussie Shiraz territory. Massive ripe raspberry, strawberry flesh and a woody chocolate finish. Now, I did just compare this wine with Aussie Shiraz but please note that this is MUCH softer. Not much structure/backbone…. There is literally no bite or spice on the back end, just a dollop of juicy fruit fused with creamy chocolately oak. I would pair this wine with buffalo wings smothered in blue cheese.
Single for me. Triple for those of you who love ripe, juicy zins.