Monday, June 13, 2011
2009 Barefoot Zinfandel
Like the 2010 Black Box Malbec, this is basically good grape juice for wine lovers. That may not sound exciting to everyone, but very few producers seem able to deliver a fresh, tasty, defect-free red in this price range. In the standard bottle or 1500 ml double-size, the Barefoot Zinfandel is currently one of the best value reds in North America right now. The Zinfandel can be harder to find than Barefoot's other reds, so snatch it up if you get the chance. It's well worth the price for casual, everyday drinking.
Profile: Moderate sweetness, minimal tannins with medium acidity, medium-full body.
Flavors: Grape, raisin, maybe some vanilla
Value: Great Buy (explanation)