2014 Ottimino Zinfinity, Sonoma
Pricing $23.50 per 5
% off 6, 10% off 12
750 cases produced
85% Zin, 15% Petite Sirah
10 cases available at this price
There are a great many twenty dollar wines to choose from. The key to choosing a really good twenty dollar wine is in finding those with forty dollar components. Ottimino Zinfinity is that. Zinfinity is made by Bill Knuttel. Though the 2014 Zinfinity has not yet been rated, previous vintages are all 90 plus points as are the ratings for virtually every wine Bill makes. So there you have the winemaking component. Great winemakers tend to make wines with excellent structure and balance. The Zinfinity is that witha polished dark spicy plum and cherry flavor profile finishing in lengthy brambly smoky black and blue fruit. Bill added old vine Petite Sirah to get that finish. The Zinfinity is a completely delightful dinner wine, reminding me more of a high quality, velvety Italian Rosso than it does Zinfandel. This wine is a compliment to red meats, pizza, pasta, a variety of cheeses and without question BBQ! click here for the entire offer.
2012 Cascina Liuzzi "Sil" Barbera d'Asti Superiore NIZZA, ITALY
For those who are not familiar with Barbera, it is a medium bodied red grape. This particular Barbera is from the township of Asti located in the Piedmont appellation of Italy. The qualification " Superiore " is awarded via blind tasting by the government appellation authority to the top 10% of all Barbera submitted. Those Barberas submitted must first meet required conditions of oak and bottle aging. That having been said,we are offering the 2012 Cascina Liuzzi "Sil" Barbera d'Asti Superiore Nizza because it is a truly enticing spring and summer grilling red. The"Sil" is plums and flowers on the nose. The flavor profile is plum which deepens into cherry and then blueberry, all filled with spice. The tannins are velvety and this Barbera is big without being too big for summer grilling.The spice range begins with the exotics with allspice on the front palate and finishes with coco and cinnamin. Barbera is an exceptional compliment to smoked poultry, is elegant enough to serve with salmon and is sensational with ribs be them pork or beef. This is an easy drink! Ready to drink now, easily cellarable for another 5+years. $27.50, 10% on 6. Full offer here.
The proof is always in the glass!