Wine Whore Review

J. Keverson Dry Creek Valley California Old Vine Zinfandel 2006 (click for more info)
Taste Score = 8.5/10 Points
Enjoyability Score = 9/10 Points
Overall Score = 8/10 Points (Additional stats below)

When I set out to become a Wine Whore, I never could have imagined where it would take me. Best case, I figured I would get to try some wine and have some fun... worst case, I am back where I started. Either way, I had nothing to loose. Sounds simple but there is something I completely overlooked as part of the deal. I had no idea when I began this journey that I would gain something even more valuable than any bottle of wine: I never imagined that I would have made so many awesome new friends.

As a salute to all of the wine lovers I have been fortunate enough to meet albeit virtually along my journey, I present this awesome summer Zinfandel from J. Keverson.

What's the connection between J. Keverson and friendship?

The folks over at J. Keverson turned their friendship and love for the grape into a successful winery. I can't help it, I am just a sucker for stories with happy endings:

"John, Kevin, Scott and Doug are four fast friends who love a good game of bocce and the next quest in life. Several years ago, the four of us began gathering for weekly bocce games at Starkey�s court. Inevitably, the revelry of the game would carry over to the table where we created great meals, shared favorite wines and toasted living in Sonoma County.

Bocce blossomed into winemaking, naturally! We discovered we were good at it, brought home a few awards and pretty much outgrew the garage."

But how does it taste?
Only one way to find out... Let's get down to drinkin'!

(Continue browsing below for the full review and scores�)

Wine Geek Vintage Info:
"Sourced from Hales Vineyard in Dry Creek Valley, this lighter-bodied zin pleases the nose with aromas of back pepper, cinnamon, cloves, red cherry/berry, slight tobacco, guaiacol, cedar box, and anise. Like our award winning 2005 vintage, this is a well-balanced fruity zin. The alcohol is in check, not dominating and the acidity keeps this wine lively and fruit forward."

Producer: J. Keverson
Vintage: 2006
Varietal: Old Vine Zinfandel
Appellation: Hales Vineyard, Dry Creek Valley, CA
Residual Sugar: N/A
TA: .65
pH: 3.8
Production: 365 cases
Alcohol %: 14.8
Aging: Barrelled for 15 months in 20% netural oak barrels. 80% American oak
Cost: $30/bottle (Get your own bottle!)

Wine Whore Score:

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Let's take a closer look...

To the eye:
Cherries glistening in the sunset.

To the nose:
New floaties swimming in a pool of berry juice.

On the tongue:
Delicately pale spice enjoyably flavored with cedar.

This Zinfandel is perfect for summer grilling. My Zinfully favorite pairing is a thick and fatty Ribeye steak with grilled asparagus dripping with Hollandaise sauce and a side of garlic potatoes. Serve hot off the grill alongside a heaping portion of good company, and voila! Life just doesn't get any better!

Celebrate the with friends, family, and those you love this summer with this Old Vine Zin and you are sure to have a blast!


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Jamie said...

Bocce led to winemaking? Wow! Impressive. And this wine sounds too too divine!

The Wine Whore said...

Hello Jamie!

Isn't that a great story! The wine is delicious too! :)


Sonadora said...

Thanks for joining in the fun! I love the pictorial wine review :)

The Wine Whore said...

Thank you for hosting and special thank you for the kind words!

I think you were actually the first person to turn me on to WBW... I absolutely love your site and would like to thank you for turning me on to this fun event!


Joe said...

Love the visual aides!

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