Maker: Peachy Canyon, Paso Robles, California
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, natural cork
Our Rating: 8 out of 10
Peachy Canyon Paso Robles Zinfandel 2005 – “Incredible Red” – is a simple crowd-pleasing red wine. It’s aroma is berries and more berries. The flavor has tart cherry and blackberry notes, with some oak and mild acidity in the finish. It’s medium bodied, and not really a big, complex Zin. Despite that, its fruit-forward nature will appeal to many, and we think it’s a nice selection for a picnic or outdoor party.
The winemaker says,
Even though the Incredible Red has grown in production, I still make it with the same ideas and style as our smaller Zinfandel lots. The 2005 vintage is very exciting and youthful. This wine has a medium body with the same light tannins. The visual presence is a beautiful crisp ruby color. Aromas consist of sweet cherries, blackberries & raspberries. There are nice black currant flavors along with brambly briery fruit. Enjoy this everyday Zinfandel throughout the next few years.
The blogosphere has mixed opinions. Quaffability thought the wine was “light and agreeably fruity, but also shows some plonky vegetative notes…” Ken’s Wine Guide scored the wine as 85.5, and thought Peachy Canyon Incredible Red was a “good value for those looking for a practical red wine choice.” Budget Vino proclaimed it “a Zin for all occasions,” noting that despite being “thin,” it was also more versatile than many Zins. The Vintner’s Daughter thought the Peachy Canyon Zinfandel was, “exactly what I needed to remind me how much I love Zins.”
Clearly, this is a wine that evokes subjective responses – try Peachy Canyon Incredible Red Zinfandel 2005, and let us know what YOU think!