Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Peachy Canyon Incredible Red

www.peachycanyon.com/
Peachy Canyon Incredible Red 2011
Paso Robles, California

Apparently when the weather is inclement I like to drink wines from Paso Robles. Maybe that's because it's sunny and 70 in the Central Coast of California... Instead, we're in the early hours of a doozy of a storm here in the DC area.  So I popped open a nice bottle of Zin from Peachy Canyon to keep me warm! Peachy Canyon was on the list of wineries to visit last time I was in Paso, but we simply ran out of time. When I saw their easy drinking "Incredible Red" at the Joe I thought to give it a go! Overall, this is a nice little Zin -- an excellent ($15) impulse buy...
   
Review: This wine has nice aromas of strawberry jam and baking spices. On the palate this Zinfandel is odd dry with a nice round body. The jammy notes are joined by bit of black licorice, cedar, and hint of black pepper. The wine has a brisk acidity that prevents it from coming across too jammy or viscous. The fruit and spice linger for a nice finish. 

appreciate the depth of flavor and smooth texture Peachy Canyon achieves here. I'm looking forward to trying some of their higher end wines, but for a  cold Wednesday night this wine hit the spot. 

Food Pairing: Zinfandel is super food friendly and highly versatile. I paired the wine with a warm bowl of pasta!

Bottom Line: Yummy and affordable. I dig it. 

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Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2011
  • PLACE: Paso Robles AVA (American Viticultural Area)
  • GRAPE: Zinfandel
  • BOOZE: 14.5% 
  • RESIDUAL SUGAR: 6 g/L
  • CELLAR: Drink Now
  • www.peachycanyon.com/

Where did I get it? Trader Joe's
What's the damage? Mid Priced

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