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Friday, February 24, 2012

Wine Tasting - Martin Dry Creek Valley Old Vine Zinfandel 2007

"There are no standards of taste in wine, cigars, poetry, prose, etc.  Each man’s own taste is the standard, and a majority vote cannot decide for him or in any slightest degree affect the supremacy of his own standard."

Greetings everyone!  May the sun shine upon your attitude and may your actions reflect the same.  Your day is probably going to be what you make it.  Make it great.  Make it good.

Why do we tend to overlook Zinfandel?  Our wine cabinets have many, many varietals but few "Zins".  After this tasting, I venture to say this may soon change!

Chucky's Point Score:  93
Tiffany's Point Score:  92

Martin Dry Creek Valley Old Vine Zinfandel 2007

Grape Varietal(s):  100% Zinfandel
Rating:  x points Wine Enthusiast
Price:  $17.99 at Total Wines & More in August 2010
Vintage: 2007
Alcohol:  15.0%

Tasting notes as follows.

Chucky's Tasting Sheet

Chucky's Notes:  "An unequivocal wow!  The bouquet matches the taste on my palate.  A truly well balanced wine with a jam jar wallop of deep dark chocolaty tastes.  Incredible!  This is truly killer stuff!"

Tiffany's Tasting Sheet

Tiffany's Notes:  "Wow!  My kind of Zin!  Can I jump into the glass and swim around in it please???  This wine explodes with a bold cherry and peppery bouquet that delivers on the palate.  Love watching the thick clingy windows slide down the glass!  Each sip smooths out into a bigger bolder fruity punch."

From the label:

Martin Family winery is located in the heart of beautiful Dry Creek Valley. We hand craft small lots of premium wine utilizing time honored techniques that create the very best the Valley has to offer.  Our Zinfandel is classic Dry Creek, dark color, fresh cracked black pepper spice aromas, ripe raspberry and blackberry flavors.  Pair with BBQ pork or meat lovers pizza.  Drink now through 2010.

This Martin Dry Creek Valley selection was simply incredible!  Talk about a deep dark luscious wine that will grab you by the tongue and swing you around in ecstasy?  This wine is it.  I haven't checked lately but I would venture to guess that this same bottle of vino purchased today will be much more than $18.00!  Psst... probably worth the current asking price.

If I never uncork another bottle of Martin Dry Creek Valley Old Vine Zinfandel 2007 ever again, I have no regrets as I was fortunate enough to enjoy this one.  If you love BIG bold smoky peppery red wines, this selection is for you (and Chucky & Tiffany).

Hi-dee hi-dee Chucky-and-Tiffany-willnever-tire-of-vino-ho my friend.

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