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It’s Christmas. What’s in your glass?

December 25, 2012

It’s Christmas, y’all!

I hope everyone out there is having a good time with their loved ones close by.

I just wanted to take a moment to share what we’re drinking right now…

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This is the Artezin 2009 Mendocino County Zinfandel. I picked it up at the local grocery store this morning for 12 bucks.

Let’s see how it turned out…

Color: Dark ruby red.

Nose: Bright blackberry fruit.

Taste: That same, bright blackberry fruit is very present on the front palate. There’s a whole lot of splintery, oaky tannins with a hint of vanilla. There’s a rich of green pepper and clove on the tail end.

Score: Look… For 12 bucks, you can’t get mad at this wine.  It would do just fine with a heavy Italian meal.  I was just expecting more.  Wine Spectator has been loving the hell out of the 2010 Artezin, so if you’re thinking about picking up a bottle, try that.  As far as the 2009, with its poor use of oak, one-dimensional fruit, and thin finish… I’m giving it an 85.  You can do better.

Merry Christmas, y’all!

What’s in your glass?

Stay Rad,

Jeff

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