The Seven Deadly Zins & Why You Must Try a Lodi Zinfandel
The Seven Deadly Zins 2013
Region: Lodi, Central Valley, California
Wine Enthusiast: 89 points
Vivino app rating: 3.9/5
Average Price: $13.99
The Seven Deadly Zins is a bold wine with deep color and smoky aromas and flavoring originating from Lodi. You can taste the grape and berries. It is a smooth, smoky wine that I enjoyed very much!
Zinfandels in general can pair well with beef, lamb, poultry, pork, and can be served with a heavier cream sauce.
Vivino rates the Seven Deadly Zins wine a 3.9/5. I am leaning more toward a 4.0/5. I really enjoyed the full-bodied characteristic of this wine and the smooth smokiness. But hey, they do say Lodi makes amazing Zinfandel. But what makes Lodi Zins so special?
Why Lodi Zinfandels are so Special
California in general is known for making good Zinfandels, but “Lodi produces nearly 1/3 of California’s production (winemag.com).” Lodi is located inland of Sacramento and is the northern portion of California’s Central Valley. The old vines here have been cared for by families for decades. That is what makes Lodi Zins so special. The vines are some of the oldest around. A lot of their grapes are used for white zinfandels, but when they make the reds, they’re red sole Louboutin types of fabulous. Ha. Additionally, the difference in temperature from day to night helps the grapes flourish. The days are hot and nights cooler in this region.
I credit my Uncle for getting me in to Zinfandels, and he doesn’t even know it! He gave me a glass of zinfandel without me realizing what it was and said, “do you like it?” It was great. And since then, I started my Zinfandel exploration. No one brings a Zinfandel to the party; no one says that is their wine of choice. It is always Cabernet or Merlot, sometimes Malbec. But Zinfandel? Not so much. It is a great choice of wine though, and most red lovers end up liking Zinfandel a lot.
Lodi is up and coming and I encourage you all to dabble in Lodi Zinfandels! Comment below with your favorite Zinfandels!