2008 DiArie Zinfandel Sierra Foothills

$15

DiArie Zinfandel, Sierra Foothills

This wine has a beautiful deep ruby-red color with just the slightest hint of brick at the edges.  Like most Zin’s, it has a wonderful fruit forward flavor with pronounced blackberry and cherry notes.  I like the balance – it’s difficult to pick out one fruit with the blackberry leading and the cherry following.  Drinkable on its own but was excellent served with roasted chicken and Brussel Sprouts Marcia.  I typically prefer wines with corks (being of Italian descent, I think the cork adds to the wine plus I’m a traditionalist!) so this wine was a surprise since it has a “screw top”.  Don’t let that throw you off, give this one a try.  I would buy more, not sure about a full case though.

4 out of 5 stars

DiArie Zin 08 frt           DiArie Zin 08 bk

 

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