Thursday, August 2, 2012

1979 Zinfandels

8/01/12-Carl Hennige and Tim Curtis participated in a horizontal tasting of 1979 zinfandels at the UC Davis Robert Mondavi Institute for Wine & Food Science.  Carl had donated 19 different 79 zins from his wine cellar and 9 of the non-foothill wines were tasted by 14 enology students.  The remaining 10 foothill zins will be tasted next week.  All but one of the wines were quite enjoyable and healthy.  The one wine had lost most of the fruit and was unremarkable.  Unfortunately that wine was the Robert Mondavi zinfandel.  The building shook a bit but the roof stayed intact.

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