I’m currently on a short break thanks to the Easter holidays and staying at one of my favourite places in the world. On the drive up, my new phone had some issues playing nicey nicey with the car stereo, therefore we were reduced to whatever CDs were in the glove box for our road trip tunes. #MrsDrew selected Prince’s “Diamonds and Pearls.” Boy, he really did write some great music. Anyways, this wine is imported into Australia by Woolworth’s Pinnacle Drinks and I received it as a left over from a WSET course tasting by Curly Haslam-Coates of Vintage Tasmania.
Murphy-Goode, Liar’s Dice, Zinfandel, Sonoma County, 2012
More purple than a clothes cupboard at Paisley Park. Yep, smells like a Cali-forn-i-a Zinfandel. Big and bruising fruits: blackberries, dried strawberries, dark choc raspberries. Plenty of sweet and cedary oak with hints of dried herbs, bramble and tobacco leaf. The sweetness dominates the mouthfeel along with prickly alcohol. Leaves the palate with lingering blackberry and gritty tannin. One for those who like their wines like Prince likes his ladies in ‘Gett Off:’
Remind me of something James used to say
“I like ’em fat”
“I like ’em proud
Wine sample courtesy of Vintage Tasmania