LCBO Sale of the Week : November 22nd

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Michael David 7 Deadly Zins Old Vine Zinfandel (California, USA)

Sale $23.95, Regular $$26.95
Discount (until December 2nd): $3.00
Vintages #59311 | 750 mL bottle

Tastes like: Red and black berries, black cherries, wood spice, vanilla, and dusty earth. Nice texture, dry and easy drinking.
Pairs with: This juice is made for meat-based dishes. This time of year is meant for indulging, so we suggest red-sauces, pizza, meatballs, bavette, steak pie, or hard cheese.
Good for: Geeking out on your favourite holiday music, Black Friday shopping online, or pondering Holiday renovations before relatives arrive.
Alcohol: 14.5%
Drink: Now to 2022

Why we're drinking this
It’s cold outside and a big wine just makes sense. 7 Deadly Zins is full and rich, just what we want this time of the year. It is turbo-charged to 14.5% — which can be a little much under normal circumstances but makes sense during this busy and hectic Holiday season. There are a lot of fruit and structure here to keep things in balance. It is about authenticity, and this is simply good stuff.

Tasting note
It is rich, pretty on the nose with cherry, blackberries, oak spice, and vanilla. A lot of complexity for the price! A very dry wine, but generous with fruit and spice.There is a nice dusty, leafy quality that most red wine-lovers are enamored with. Packed with fruit and nice texture, it’s a real good sipper. The tannins are present but smooth, with just enough heft to take on a cheesy or fatty dish, or even a big steak. We enjoy it best with easygoing foods like pizza, pasta, charcuterie, etc.

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