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Today’s Wine Review


With the move and our new schedules I am just not getting in a routine. We are in the process of looking for a house, but have not found “The One” yet. We both feel like the apartment is little more than a two bedroom hotel, something very temporary, like we are only guests. Now that Mitch is on nights we only get to enjoy a glass of wine together on his days off. I can still drink after he leaves for work and sometimes I do enjoy a glass or two, but I always feel a little weird drinking without him. I don’t feel that weird, though.

On a recent business trip to KC I enjoyed dinner with our best friends and in my honor one of the bottles we drank was a Zinfandel. They know about my obsession and being the best friends in the world, they help enable me in my quest for the perfect Zinfandel. For dinner they threw a couple of giant T-Bones on the grill along with grilled corn on the cob. The wine was The Immortal Zin from Pierano Estates, in Lodi, California. It was a 2012 vintage with 14% alcohol, but didn’t have that hot taste some wines have with a high alcohol content.

This was a really nice wine, big and jammie with soft berry flavors. I could smell the blackberry notes from the bottle before it was even poured. The wine filled my mouth with a soft fullness and went down so easily. It was soft and smooth and so drinkable.

With Halloween right around the corner, all those big kids parties that want Halloweenie sounding wines, should add this one to the wine list. This is one wine that I will be buying many bottles of.

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