we got it and how much it cost.
At our local Albertson's with
our plus card for 8.99
Where is this
By Jenica Creek Vineyards in
Kenwood California. Kenwood is in the heart of Sonoma
County wine country.
Impression of Jenica Peak Zinfandel, 2004
The first thing you need to
know about all Jenica Peak Wines is they are an exclusive
private lable wine from Albertson's Grocery Store. This
may bring up thoughts of the relationship of Charles Shaw (two
buck Chuck) and Trader Joe's if so put it out of your mind these
wines are to Charles Shaw what Mid Grade Mondavi is to Boones
This is the first Jenica Peak
wine I have formaly reviewed and it was an exceptional
one. Zinfandel being my favorite I am always looking out
for sub ten dollar Zinfandels that are of good quality and I
feel I have found a gem here. Easy drinking for a full
flavored Zin at only 12.5% alochol by volume this one does not
over power you but doesn't leave you wanting much either.
I have been looking for a Red Zinfandel under 10 dollars that
would stand toe to toe with Dancing Bull Zinfandel and I have
If you like Zinfandels try
this one I promise you will enjoy it. No it is not a huge
old vine wine you can age for 10 years but it is really nice and
full of fruit and nicely balanced tannins.
Flavors and Aromas are Most Dominant or Evident In This Wine?
The aromas are typical
blackberry and blackcherry you expect from Zinfandel. I
also caught just a bit of leather, anise and some plumb.
Flavors are an awesome hedonistic fruit bomb of blackberries,
currants, cherry and some nice undertones as well. The
finish is nice and long leaving some more earthy tones of coffee
and even chocolate though they are way in the background.
foods will this wine go well with?
Standard answer red
meat. This one is perfect for one of those big sizzeling
steaks. Entertaining a party with a light wine for
reception, then something of more substance for a first course
then looking for a big wine with steaks or lamb as a third
course. Pour this one and your guest will feel spoiled adn
Grapes are In Jenica Peak Zinfandel, 2004?
I can't find any information
about this online but by law to lable an American wine
"Zinfandel" it must be at least 75% Zin and I am sure
it is higher then that. I would guess there is a small
touch of something else probally Merlot but again no way to
confirm at this time. Best guess on the Merlot would be
under 10% and if someone told me it was 100% Zin it would not be
hard to believe.
I keep it In My Wine Rack, If So How Much?
You bet a bottle or three laid
up to see how it handles age. I will deffinitely pour this
one for my friends that like Zin and see what reaction it gets
Who Is Going to Enjoy This Wine?
People that love big fruity
reds. No blush drinkers and no light wine drinkers, this
is one for people that love and appreciate a fruit bomb with
moderate to soft tannins.
Does the Bottle or Vintners Web Site Say About this Wine?
the Bottle: "See the glistening water
streatching to the horizon, and the brilliant colors of the
sunset, changing by the minute. Hear the call of seabirds,
and the breeze fading to silence. Feel the warmth of the
late day sun, and the sea breeze against your face.
Taste Jenica Peak.
A true sense of
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