Zinfandel has a rich and dry flavor due to the amount of alcohol content. The reason being is the sugar interacts with the yeast during fermentation which allows the alcohol content to rise and the sweetness to decline. The higher the amount of alcohol content the bitter and dry the wine becomes.
Zinfandel red wine is known to alleviate stress. Zinfandel wine usually has around 4.2 grams of total carbohydrates and around 132 calories per serving (red wine glass)
Zinfandel happens to be a light-bodied wine that is best served around 60-65° F when stored in a room-temperature environment. Zinfandel should be chilled around 30-60 minutes before serving.
Before serving and drinking Zinfandel one must chill the wine in a dark place like a wine cellar or wine cooler. Red Zinfandel can be stored up to 10 years before the wine starts going bad. Before drinking Zinfandel one should leave the bottle open 30 minutes before indulging. This helps the wine air out and collect all the flavors and collect its taste. Zinfandel red wine can be placed in an ice bucket ⅓ filled with water and the rest filled with ice to keep the wine cool. One should use the proper glassware to allow the wine to breathe and air out. The robust and jammy flavors will come out and will give the wine the full flavor.
There are various types of Zinfandel wines one can find enjoyable. Zinfandel happens to have a variety of flavors and complexions. Most zinfandels are light-bodied, however, some of the dried ones have a full-bodied flavor. Here are some of the award-winning Zinfandels one can really enjoy with their meal:
The Prisoner Saldo Zinfandel comes from a rich and glorified winery. The growers are diligent and assure that their wines are at the top of the market. The fine-quality vineyards are cared for daily and the wine has a flavorful, sweet, and smooth finish. The wine has bold aromas of black licorice, black pepper, cherry, and baking spices. The palate is smooth with hints of chocolate which makes this wine great to drink with both your meal and dessert.
Ridge Paso Robles Zinfandel has a uniquely balanced flavor of richness and character. This dark zinfandel has aromas of juicy cherries and plums, light oak, and earthy flavors. There is a bright flavor of blackberries and raspberries. Ridge Paso Robles has a lengthy and rich finish..
Zinfandel wines are dry, semi-sweet, and rich in body. These wines are great to have at the table with family and friends.