Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Brazin Cellars 2007 (B)Old Vines Zinfandel (California)
Brazin is an apt term for this Zin, it was bold (as the name insinuates) and spicy, not the usual piece of fruity jam you get from Zin. It paired well with the Soyaki marinaded pork chops, but then I think this would have found a way to pair with light fish, it's just that Brazin. This wine had a spiced-plum aroma with nutmeg and vanilla-peppered raspberries, switching it up between the three with each subsequent swirl and sniff. The palate also had some interesting and ever-changing notes to it, though one constant was the load of spice and pepper; fruit-wise it was deep dark plum mixed with vanilla and sweet-cinnamon, there was even a little bite on the tongue. In the end I could boil this one down to two words: smooth and peppery. And also quite good.