By Kori ~ February 3rd, 2011.
Would you like a quick suggestion for a good wine to drink tonight (or this weekend) that won’t break your budget and is widely available? Many of our readers have said this is something they would like, so here is this week’s selection, the 2008 Redwood Creek Lodi Zinfandel from the Lodi region of California.
Our selection criteria include:
- A very good Quality rating of >=3.5 stars (out of 5)
- A price tag of <=$15
- Must be widely available
Redwood Creek is one of the brands in the E. & J. Gallo Winery portfolio. E. & J. Gallo Winery, headquartered in Modesto, California, is the world’s largest family-owned winery and the largest exporter of California wine. Sixteen family members spanning three generations of the Gallo family actively work at the winery. Redwood Creek’s winemaker, Cal Dennison, has been making wine for over 25 years.
“This 2008 Lodi Zinfandel embodies flavors of dark berries and blackberry jam with notes of chocolate and spice.” –Redwood Creek
2008 Redwood Creek Lodi Zinfandel (Lodi, California): Deep, purplish red in color. Nice nose with blackberry, cherry, and pasta sauce aromas. More red and black fruits as well as spice and a hint of chocolate come through on the palate. Medium to full-bodied and very crisp with medium to high tannins and a long finish.
Quality: 3.5 stars (out of 5)
QPR: 5 bangs for your buck (out of 5)
Where to buy: Received as sample, suggested retail $7.99; Available elsewhere, $6
Filed under: A Wine for Tonight, American Wine, California Wine, Five-Bangs For Your Buck Wines, Red Wine, Wines Under $10, Wines Under $15, Wines Under $20, Wines Under $25, Zinfandel