Popped and poured this one. On the nose, I got a little twig and muted dark fruit that came across as mostly raisin. Not much else to speak of on this one. The raisin I sensed on the nose reminded me of Paula Abdul on the palate—”Straight Up” grape. I also got a little plum after this bottle had been open for a bit.
The Rib and I didn’t finish the Shenandoah Zinfandel the night we opened it (it was the second bottle we sipped from on a lazy Saturday), so we revisited it the next day. It was a little more “stemmy” and/or earthy on the palate than the day before. The fruit was all grape the second day.
You might be able to guess, but I didn’t exactly fall in love with this wine (the bottle was never finished, by the way). It was an easy enough drinker, but nothing special. I won’t be seeking it out again. Even at a $10 price point, it is easy to find a more enjoyable bottle of wine; do that instead of trying this one.
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