kelly magyarics

washington, d.c.-based wine, spirits, travel & lifestyle writer / wine educator


Tamas Estates Zinfandel

A few weeks ago, I reviewed a Barbera from Tamas Estates on this blog. On Saturday, we tried their Zinfandel. It's a blend of 90% Zinfandel and 10% Barbera (after all, Tamas is a Cal-Italian winery...). We were pleasantly surprised by the nice peppery, berry flavors, especially for a Zin at a low price point like this. And it wasn't overly alcoholic like so many Red Zins can be.

The wine is screw capped, and we had another glass the following night. We were a bit disappointed to learn that the flavors dropped off a bit, but after some aeration in the glass, it "perked up" again. So, for this wine, either enjoy the entire bottle in one sitting, or be sure to aerate it the next time you enjoy it.

Here are the detailed wine notes from the Tamas website: