29 Jul Uncorked #15: 2009 Watusi California Zinfandel
Talk about a great summer red wine! I picked up this little cheap bottle of zinfandel from World Market for just under $6. What a steal! This medium-bodied wine features fruity flavors of red berries and strawberries, with a hint of pepper. The wine also has a nice, but not too overwhelming, oaky finish.
Would I buy it again? At $6 it’s totally worth the buy. If you can’t tell by the empty bottle pictured, we finished it pretty quickly. If you are red lover like me, it’s a good summer option. Some zins are too sweet for me, but I really enjoyed this wine. It’s bright, not overly sweet, and well balanced to make a great summer drinking wine.
Fun Wine Fact: Red zinfandel should be served at around 65 degrees, which is NOT room temperature nor fridge temperature. It’s somewhere in the middle.
Pairs Well With: Ribs, burgers, and grilled steak. Really anything barbecued. Just another reason why it might be the perfect summer red!
“I cook with wine; sometimes I even add it to the food”
– W. C. Fields