Sunday, April 04, 2010

2006 Peachy Canyon ZINFANDEL "Westside" (Paso Robles, Cal.)

I love the bright feel and intense minerality of Paso Robles Zins. This is a textbook example, and with a reasonable price tag.

Medium dark ruby-plum color. Complex nose of equal parts pungent crushed stones and spicy black raspberry fruit, with a hint of brown sugar. Soft, yet with a leaner style than many of the weighty Zins that are being made these days. Long, minerally, peppery finish. Nice balance. A very food-friendly style of Zin. 88. Was $18 at Spec's on Richmond.


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Tom Casagrande said...

. . . which no longer ships to texas thanks to the very silly persons (euphemism) at the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.

Mark's Wine Club said...

Don't get me started on the folks at Texas ABC, it's a mess to say the least...BTW Texas authorities, I'd LOVE to be able to ship wine to my aunt and uncle!

Peachy Canyon, I think offers a nice example of the type of value that you can find coming out of Paso. Some of the best value propositions in California simply because the AVA doesn't get the national press that it deserves.