Producer: Palama Arcangelo
Date tasted: 8/31/12
Place tasted: I was not yet drunk and pondering my luck in the fullness of the brightest red 'blue moon' you've ever seen. Though the fire of the moment seemed to singe the tender edges of my spirit, I took comfort visualizing my journey back to the place where all the blue spilled out. A glass of wine later I was smiling with eyes closed; faeries and fish gods healing around me.
A ogni uccelll il suo nido e bello.
Served with: I enjoyed it with antipasto skewers. It would go well with quite a variety of things such as, burgers, pork ribs, red sauced pasta dishes, all kinds of cheeses, and luscious dark chocolate; available at Frans Chocolates in Seattle and online.
Appearance: Clear bright garnet red with burnt orange edges.
On the snoot: A heavy spirit filled with blackberry jam and vanilla perfume.
Taste: Huge mouthful of juicy blackberry, tempered with a subtle hint of vanilla. Mid palate has a tiny ring of inoffensive tartness followed by just a hint of tannin on the finish, which is also kind of wet and jammy.
Balance: Rubenesque; such is the nature of red zinfandel...a little light on acid, a little heavy on sugar.
Comments: A red wine that people who don't like red wine will enjoy. Though she covers an acceptable spectrum of tasty, pretty, and nicely perfumed, she is lacking in complexity, rendering her a little uninteresting to me. Was she naked? I didn't notice.
Rating: 3.4 tipsys