Monthly Archives: October 2014

Truchard Zinfandel (Carneros) 2011 wine review by (PB)

Opaque ruby hue with solidly spiced out berry aromas with spicy, peppery tomato jelly. Palate–black pepper notes on the front, with spicy red berry and plum fruit on a hefty structure. Finishes with a bit of charred oak and smoke.This is the second Truchard Zin I have had and while this lists at the $30…

Banfi Centine Toscana 2011 wine review by (PB)

Opaquish garnet with aromas of spicy red cherry-berry fruit with a hint of cocoa.Palate–Mouth watering acidity with edgy, eye opening structure, short lived tart berry flavor and a fleeting finish. This Tuscan is a blend of 20% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon. James Suckling formerly of the Wine Spectator gives this a glowing review and…

Z 52 Zinfandel 2010 wine review by (PB)

Black cherry hue with Zinfandel brambly aromas of ripe raspberry and dark berry.Palate–classic Zin profile with easy to drink structure, nice full flavor and balanced presentation with a subtle cocoa finish. This Lodi sourced Zin is a nice example of the grape. It is well made and sells for around $13 although I found it…