Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Gallo White Zinfandel 2004 Sierra Valley
I don't drink a great deal of Gallo wines (for which I'm often called a wine snob!) however this was a little gem that friends served as an aperatif before a meal - and I have to say that it went down very easily indeed. Clear, Pale and with a colour of smoked salmon you could smell the youthful freshness immdiately in the strawberry fruit. The palate is dry, with just enough acidity to keep it fresh, with light aromatic flavours of strawberry. This is an inexpensive, ready to drink wine that won't set anybodies world on fire, on the other hand it slips down very nicely and I can imagine this on a hot summer's day being very refreshing (and perhaps going down a little too quickly!