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Unabashed California Zinfandel

8.519 ratings
8.81 pro ratings
California, USA
Zinfandel
Lamb, Chicken, Turkey, White Rice, Pasta, Potato, Herbs, Mushrooms, Soft Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, Tomato-Based, Duck, Exotic Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Pork, Baking Spices, Pungent Cheese, Beef, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

This wine is medium-dark ruby and smells of cherry and smoky oak spice. There’s a lot of oak spice here, and it follows the same on the palate. The fruit is in the forefront, but it seems that it doesn't want to stay there. Or someone, should I say, didn't want it to stay there. It's a bit tart, which is unusual for a Zinfandel. Even so, the effect of the oak aging takes this wine in its grip and delivers a chokehold. The fruit, however good or bad it may be, is masked by a massive cedar plank note and a rack of spices that don't really seem to fit.

This wine is medium-dark ruby and smells of cherry and smoky oak spice. There’s a lot of oak spice here, and it follows the same on the palate. The fruit is in the forefront, but it seems that it doesn't want to stay there. Or someone, should I say, didn't want it to stay there. It's a bit tart, which is unusual for a Zinfandel. Even so, the effect of the oak aging takes this wine in its grip and delivers a chokehold. The fruit, however good or bad it may be, is masked by a massive cedar plank note and a rack of spices that don't really seem to fit.

Dec 2nd, 2017
Dan Johnson

Ok.

Ok.

Jan 9th, 2022
Hiroaki Yasuma

フルーティさと苦味のまろやかさが飲みやすい。かなり好きな味

フルーティさと苦味のまろやかさが飲みやすい。かなり好きな味

Sep 27th, 2019
Kristina A.

Silver Lake, this was on super special for $5, it was an overstock item.

Silver Lake, this was on super special for $5, it was an overstock item.

Jul 24th, 2019
Ambrielle Moore

Fruity, hits of plum and cherry, very easy to drink, would buy as a solid table wine for summer BBQs

Fruity, hits of plum and cherry, very easy to drink, would buy as a solid table wine for summer BBQs

May 26th, 2019
Stephanie Christin

Not bad for budget wine. Jammy with hint of pepper

Not bad for budget wine. Jammy with hint of pepper

May 25th, 2019
Steve Goore

Fair amount of fruit but finishes a little tangy/sour. For$3, I don’t expect perfection but the Motto Cab and Red Blend purchased earlier this year were far superior

Fair amount of fruit but finishes a little tangy/sour. For$3, I don’t expect perfection but the Motto Cab and Red Blend purchased earlier this year were far superior

May 21st, 2019
Francisco Perez

Decent Zin from California. Complex and dark. Chocolate and raspberry. Spice hint. Good

Decent Zin from California. Complex and dark. Chocolate and raspberry. Spice hint. Good

Jul 28th, 2018
Ryan Kaltenbach

Ryan had this 3 months ago

Ryan had this 3 months ago

Oct 12th, 2022
Teet Rajur

Teet had this 8 months ago

Teet had this 8 months ago

Jun 11th, 2022