LCBO Sale of the Week: October 10
The Wanted Zin Old Vines Zinfandel IGT (Puglia, Italy)
Sale $12.95, Regular $
Discount (until October 14th): $2.00
Vintages #416487 | 750 mL bottle
Tastes like: These supple, savoury flavours are even more pleasing at this eye-catching price. Full-bodied with stewed fruits and accents of blueberry and raisin flavours. A round presence with a sweet core that is infused with baking spices and toasted coconut.
Pairs with: Chill this wine and fire up the grill; burgers are a perfect match.
Good for: Enjoying the last few days of the heat wave. This is a versatile wine for casual or formal dinners. But feel free to go deep with a great big juicy burger on a Wednesday night.
Drink: Now to 2019
Why we're drinking this
The label alone draws you in; it looks like a poster that would be nailed to a tree in the Wild West, complete with the description "Carefully Matured in American Oak." The vintage also suggests the likelihood of a ‘youthful roughness’. The Wanted Zin is a big and powerful wine. It is fun to drink, and the components vary from vintage to vintage. It’s just the right way the enjoy the evenings.
Full-bodied. Deep ruby in colour, releasing dried fruit, cherry, plum, blueberry, and spice; rounded mouthfeel with a juicy mid-palate filled with flavours of dried fruit, mulberry, herbs, and spice. Forceful on the palate. Smooth, with a good overall balance, offering spicy tones and a lengthy finish.
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