2007 Kokomo Zinfandel Sonoma County

When I buy a bottle of wine, I like to buy certain varietals from very specific regions.   When a wine bottle label just says “California”, I have no idea where in California the grapes are grown… California is a huge state!   So while I love the song Kokomo – and the Beach Boys – the fact that the label just said “Sonoma County” left me wondering “Dry Creek?   Russian River?   Alexander Valley?”   This zin has great aromas…   some clove, black pepper, and juicy cherry.   The mouthfeel was a bit thin for my liking – I prefer a burst of flavor.   The finish also left more to be desired.   I could taste the alcohol and always prefer a wine where the fruit masks most of the alcohol.   I would expect this to be a $8 bottle rather than $18.



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