What I’m Drinking Tonight

Our hero, having not learned his lesson, continues to search for a good Zin under $10. Tonight’s contestant comes from California, the 2003 Rock River. Price: $9.99.
It has a very nice, deep purpley-red color, which gives me hope. The first few sips were somewhat disappointing, however, as there was a harsh, acidic finish. However, as it sat and opened up in the glass, after some 20 minutes or so, that went away and was replaced by a much nicer, full soft finish with good fruit. There still was just a touch too much acidity for my taste, but this is a decent wine for $10. Sadly, it seems to be a little low on the alcohol content, as they don’t even bother to list it on the bottle (a good Zin should have around 15%). But let it breathe in the glass for a decent amount of time before quaffing!
It will probably rate another bottle or two for further testing here at Netherfield.

7 Responses to “What I’m Drinking Tonight”

  1. Are you drinking already?!

  2. Mr. Bingley says:

    You ain’t seen nothing yet.

  3. May I recommend some Texas labels?
    Fall Creek is my absolute favorite, but Messina Hoff is also very good. Llano Estacado is also another good winery.
    I highly recommend the chardonney and merlot from Fall Creek, but the Gerwitztrominer from Messina Hoff is ambrosia.

  4. actually that should be spelled

  5. Mr. Bingley says:

    and yummy stuff it is, sharon. we like to et a few bottles of that, some pate and some nice cheese and a few baguettes. yumyum!

  6. I like fava beans and a nice chianti.

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