Uncorked #15: 2009 Watusi California Zinfandel

Uncorked #15: 2009 Watusi California Zinfandel

Welcome to Uncorked! Where I feature a wine that I’ve tried and let you know my thoughts on it. There is a little disclaimer: I am by far no wine expert –I am just going to tell my thoughts on a wine. Some wine snobs out there might turn their nose up at my opinion and that’s fine with me! Wine is meant to be savored and enjoyed! I might throw out some wine terms here and there and if I do, I will make sure that I give you the definition and try to explain them to the best of my abilities. My goal is to share some tasty wine picks with the world and hopefully encourage some of you out there to try a new wine. No bottle shall be discriminated against, price is no matter (with in reason), and this is just going to be all about exploring the world of wine.

This week’s wine is:

2009 Watusi California Zinfandel

Description: Forgot to write it down

Price: $5.99 per bottle
Region: California

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