In Monterey County there is a wine maker who must know a thing or two about Zinfandel. Why? Well because it taste's so good! Well that and he has grown up in the industry. This winemaker is Justin Murphy of Irie Wines. Using selected Paso Robles (the best Zinfandel fruit) fruit he has put together a very nice wine. The 2009 Irie Zinfandel is a great WW. Easy drinking with nice medium to full mouth feel and the just right amount of dark berry and jam flavor with a nice balanced spice finish. A Zinfandel that is balanced with all good things Zin without being overbearing at all. While slipping just outside the desired **** for a WW at a solid 6+ and *** it was more than good enough to be this week’s WW.
Happy Tasting Adventures,
Kiwi & Koala