Cardinal Zin Big House Zinfandel 2011
California, United States
Natalie's Score: 89/100
Community Score: 4.4/5 Community Reviews: 3
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Product #: 272401
Wine Type: Red Wine
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Sweetness: Extra Dry
Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Cardinal Zin
Agent: The Small Winemakers Collection
Note: I publish batches of reviews that I call Good Values Wine Picks. These are from the regular section of the liquor store rather than the Vintages section, and tend to be lower priced and the most widely available of all wines. The last four reviews I did were: September 11, July 26, September 12 and March 7. Cardinal Zin Big House Zinfandel 2011 Wine Review
Incredibly great price for such a delicious, full-bodied red! Smoky with toasty oak, mocha and fleshy black plum aromas. Smooth on the palate. Ready to go when you are. Zinfandel food pairings: hamburgers, prime rib. This Cardinal Zin Big House Zinfandel 2011 was reviewed by March 7, 2013 Natalie MacLean
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Carla rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review: I picked up this bottle because the name fits really well with my Cooking With Sin project and it's a really good bang for the buck. It has a lovely, clear ruby red colour with lightly roasted and smokey raisins and blackberries. It ends with a gentle bitter chocolate finish. Being from the east, I have only recently been introduced to the red zins and they are now among my favourites.
Mark Cochrane rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review: I've tried their Big House White so why not try their Big House Zinfandel. It's a blend with mostly Zinfandel (80%) and it's not as heavy as some pure Zinfandel's but it has that nice rich jammy dark fruit that comes with a Zin. Some malolactic fermentation helps give it a softer feel. Cardinal Zin pairs nicely with BBQ pork tenderloin .
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Serve Cardinal Zin Big House Zinfandel 2011 between 60-65 degrees Farenheit or 15-18 degrees Celsius.
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