Silverdale, WA 14.9% alc. (Purchased on 9/10/13)
Clear medium ruby color; typical briary brambleberry, plummy nose, but also a bit earthy and perfumed. Bitterness and stemminess permeates from beginning to finish with flavors of cooked prune, blackberry and tart cherry. Thin, out of balance and one-dimensional, this wine is even less interesting to me than was the 2010 that I didn’t really like much either. This will likely be my last experience with Zinsanity…at $7.00 this is no bargain. If only I had followed my own advice from my review of the 2010 ( “I’m beginning to believe that some uncontrollable urge takes over my brain and body when I see ridiculously-named Zinfandels in Grocery Outlet. I promise that next time I’ll lay down on the floor of the wine department until that urge passes.”).