When Wine.com staff heard about an upcoming rare red gem being featured on WineShopper.com this coming week, we just had to try it. Here’s what we thought about the Miraflores 2006 El Dorado Zinfandel:
Kristine: The sweet, floral aroma is very nice on the nose. You can tell big, ripe grapes went into this one. When I closed my eyes, I felt like I was tasting grapes right off the vine while basking in rays of warm sunshine. This wine definitely got me excited for summer. If you like Zinfandel, you’ll love this one. Pair it with something sweet, with some BBQ, or drink it on its own.
Kristin: While it has that great jamminess and ripe quality you want in a California Zin, this is not a one-hit wonder – in fact there are many nuanced flavors of blackberry, pepper and oak that give this exceptional wine character. Along with some nice acidity, this is the perfect pairing for those baby back ribs you’ve been waiting to cook up on the BBQ!
Eileen: This is a “big” wine made powerful by the alcohol content of 14.99%. It’s certainly a fruit bomb that would pair wonderfully with cheese and chocolate. I would recommend serving it just a bit colder than room temperature just to give it a bit more structure.
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