Monday, July 1, 2013

Modest Monday - Wines Under $10: Beringer White Zinfandel

Beringer White Zinfandel
America
www.beringer.com

This week is the fourth of July, so it seemed like the time to bring out the White Zin -- purported as the wine of 'Merica. I know I'd had a White Zin before, but I seriously couldn't remember when. To be honest, it's not a bad as I thought. Don't get me wrong, it's not good either. 

Review: This White Zinfandel is brightly pink and strongly aromatic -- lots of strawberries and cherries. It's sweet like I expected, but still not sickly sweet, with lots and berries on the palate, along with some bubble gum. This wine tastes nothing like wine, but as far as non-wine booze goes, it beats a Natty LightIt's light, fruity, sweet, and easy to drink.

Perhaps this is America's wine since the grapes come from "America" -- no single State is listed since that designation requires a minimum of 75%  of grapes from one State. I was looking for any further information, but this wine, along with Beringer's White Merlot, are actually not listed on their website... Selective marketing?

White Zin may be considered a "gateway wine" for a lot of consumers, based on it's immense popularity. Perhaps some White Zin drinkers out there will feel like branching out!

Food Pairing: Over ice?

Bottom Line:  If you want a wine that tastes more like Kool Aid than wine, here you go. Plus, at $5.99 it's barely more expensive than Kool Aid.

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Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: Non Vintage
  • PLACE: 'Merica
  • GRAPE: Zinfandel
  • BOOZE: 10%
  • CELLAR: Drink now
  • www.beringer.com/

Where did I get it?  Shoppers

What's the damage?   Low Price

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