July 9, 2008

Wednesday's Wine - Barefoot Zinfandel California no year...

Seriously no year was given. But label design copyright is 2003. A friend recommended that I try it, so I did. For my first tasting of this Red Zinfandel I noticed that the fruit pops a bit in the mouth but is not too sweet, nor is it too dry. My second tasting, the same day (because I was in the mood for a second glass), finds that it's got a bit of a spicy edge to the berry taste. While there is some residual alcohol, it's relatively smooth for an $8.00 wine and lingers nicely after swallowing. Very nice with pizza, not to mention typical red wine meals like steak...like a Philly Cheese Steak sandwich...just for example.

Here are the winemaker notes and some reviews I found online:

Medium to full body, balanced tannins.
Dark berries, plum jam and notes of prunes. White pepper & varietal spices complement the chocolate Mocha flavors and lingering jammy finish.

"The NV Zinfandel, California, opens light, soft with black raspberry jam dominated before mouthfilling flavors of black raspberry, black cherry, and oak plus light, dry tannin. Everything carries through the somewhat narrow, truncated finish. Well put together. Tasty."
Colorado Wine News
Harold Baer
April 01 2007

85 Points
"BEST BUY Brillian ruby red hue. Raspberry, sage and earth aromas. Medium-bodied with a light burst of fruit, this is a well-made wine that captures the flavors of Zin as well as its spice and tannins."
Tasting Panel
December 01 2003

8.5 out of 10
"We found the Barefoot Zinfandel offered an interesting aroma of spice tinged with vanilla and tobacco. The flavor is juicy, with powerful raspberry adn cherry notes. In no way is this an overly sweet zin - its acidity balances the fruit and leads to a flavor that isn't particularly complex but is pleasing enough. In short, there may be better twenty dollar Zins, but for a wine selling for closer to five dollars than ten, Barefoot Zinfandel is a great buy."

Enjoy! And if you've had this one (or other wines from Barefoot) before, let me know what you think.


Anonymous said...

I'm not sure - I know I have bottles of barefoot wines down in the basement, and I loke red zins quite a bit - I'll have to look for it, or open one if I already have it.

TheWeyrd1 said...

Citizen...do let me know what you think of it!

Jdancer8 said...

I love your wednesday wines--however im addicted to the vinyard from here and their reisling (sp) soooo tasty...any reislings you enjoy please share :o)

TheWeyrd1 said...

j...blech...but if I can find one that's not too sweet I'll see what I can do.