Wine of the Week: Alexander Valley Vineyards Sin Zin 2009

2012-05-13T00:05:00Z Wine of the Week: Alexander Valley Vineyards Sin Zin 2009By Chris and Sherry Hardie | La Crosse Tribune La Crosse Tribune

There’s a story to tell in every bottle of wine, but the origins of Sin Zin are a great tale. It was first made in 1978 for family use only. The label represents a German etching from 1843 meaning “The Horn of Plenty.”

The wine became a cult favorite when it was brought to market in the early 1980s. Then between 1984 and 1988 it was not produced in favor of a lighter zinfandel that had about the same success as New Coke. The wine returned in 1989.

This vintage from California’s Alexander Valley is deep and fruity, with a splash of petite sirah added. It’s very big and very smooth, just what a good zinfandel should be.

Sherry: “Big and bold with black cherry, raspberry and a touch of cocoa.” 3-1/2 stars

Chris: “Raspberry and cherry flavors layered in very smooth tannins.” 3-1/2 stars

Available locally for about $13.

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