This is a crowd pleaser in so many ways. Wonderful, tingling flavours, easy to drink and excellent priced. It even features a label possible to remember. Our wine pick of the week comes from California, USA.
Zinfandel was among the first wine grapes I really enjoyed as I started with wine, years back. It presented likeable features for beginners such as sweetness, spiciness and high alcohol. Yup, these were key things for me as I got started. Much the same as Amarone wines, which I also loved.
Well as I expanded my wine horizon both Amarone and Zinfandel fell off the charts.
But over the last couple of years I've noticed that good things are happening to my early favourite; the Zinfandel grape. Excellent winemakers have been working on taming this wild grape, but keeping what its gret at - fruit and spice! Another issue has been getting the alcohol down to more reasonable levels.
And among those who've managed this is Hobo Wine Company. A modern wine company focused on good things such as high quality production and sustainable farming.
It's even a versatile food pairing wine, working excellent with both vegetarian dishes as well as beef or pork dishes.
This bottle could be your new everyday favourite.