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Sin Zin

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on February 4, 2010 by Julia

First review, of many!

Just a quick update because it’s ludicrous that I haven’t posted yet.  Especially seeing as I’ve had at least… 7 bottles since the new year?  Wait, that can’t be right.  It’s all in the name of research, right?  So, this is just a quick note from a wine I tried last night at a fantastic event put on by Second Glass, a Boston-based wine marketing/PR company.  An odd concept, surely, but they are a great group of people who organize big wine events, wine dinners, and small, fun tastings around Boston.  Look them up!   This event took place in Davis Square at Downtown Wine and Spirits.

Anyway, the event was in honor of Valentine’s Day.  Titled: Sexy Wines, alternately named: Nice Package, the tasting featured bottle with ‘sexy’ labels or packaging.  The wines really spanned the gamut: Prosecco, Cava, Zinfandel, Bordeaux and a few others. One of the ones I liked best for a few reasons was the Sin Zin.  Here is the basic information about Sin Zin:

Sin Zin
Location: Alexander Valley, CA
Grape: 100% Zinfandel
Barrel Situation: Aged for 10 months in 75% American Oak, 25% French Oak and 25% in new barrels
Release Date: I have to check which year we were drinking, but probably October of that year
pH: 3.7
Acidity: 6.6 g/L

(I am working on figuring out how the pH and Acidity tangibly affect what you taste, but I’ll get to that in another post).

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