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Default Found a lucky wine buy: 1998 Gallo Sonoma Barrelli Creek Zinfandel

In the year 2000 I loved the 1997 version of this wine. So I go into my
local merchant and see an end-stack of a version of this wine. So I'm
thinking 2001 or maybe 2002. Well, it's a 1998 at 10 USD a bottle. Big fruit
bomb that has been tempered (some) with oak. If I remember correctly the
1997 was something like 14+ alcohol, this weighs in at about 13.5.

There is no effect of aging. Doesn't get better or worse. A great all
american zin. If you see it, buy it.

Is Gallo just dumping it?

Rich



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Default Found a lucky wine buy: 1998 Gallo Sonoma Barrelli Creek Zinfandel

Rich Ryan wrote:
In the year 2000 I loved the 1997 version of this wine. So I go into my
local merchant and see an end-stack of a version of this wine. So I'm
thinking 2001 or maybe 2002. Well, it's a 1998 at 10 USD a bottle. Big fruit
bomb that has been tempered (some) with oak. If I remember correctly the
1997 was something like 14+ alcohol, this weighs in at about 13.5.

There is no effect of aging. Doesn't get better or worse. A great all
american zin. If you see it, buy it.


Gallo Sonoma Zinfandel has been an excellent buy for years. It's
usually about $12-$14 here but once in awhile I find it for $10.


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