Calistoga Triumph Zinfandel 750ML
Calistoga this Zinfandel has a deep ruby-black color, a raspberry nose, and an elegant palate with lots of plump black cherry. Many wine lovers think of Zinfandel as a wine that is jammy and has high alcohol. Ours is quite different, with a medium body mouth feel and it drinks well right now. Try this wine with any kind of cuisine. Of course, nothing is better with a barbecue than a Zinfandel!
It’s high in alcohol, but without it, this Zin just wouldn’t be as good as it is. It’s bone dry and full bodied, and the crushed black peppercorn, blackberry and licorice flavors have a roasty, toasty edge that makes the wine particularly savory.
Score: 90. —Steve Heimoff, June 01, 2014.