Acorn Selected Top Zin for Summer Grilling
It Is Grilling Time, So Bring Out Your Zin’s
by Ken & Theresa Hoggins on May 21, 2013
I cover Zin’s in the winter, so I can determine which Zin’s I want to drink with the barbecue goodies, I pull off the grill this summer. With that said, I found quite a few yummy Zins which I want to share with you.
Our Top Zin comes from a small producer named Acorn. Their 2010 “Heritage Vines” Zinfandel for $45 finished in first place in our big blind tasting. We loved its inviting cherry-cola bouquet with a hint of blueberry. On the palate, this Zin is medium bodied, well balanced, and quite savory. The panel really liked its very tasty boysenberry flavors with notes of blueberry. We awarded this wine with 93 points and suggested pairing it with stuffed peppers or filet mignon. Only 281 cases were made and the winery is sold out. You might find some online, but you will have to hurry to get some.