Thursday, September 18, 2014

Thirsty Thursday: Boneshaker Zinfandel 2012

"Imagine. Bumping down a cobblestone street on a wrought iron bicycle. Thump, thump…thump. Thrill seekers of the past called this kind of ride a Boneshaker. Your teeth rattled and your bones shook. You felt it. This is our BONESHAKER. A full bodied Zin."

Boneshaker Zinfandel 2012

When I was offered a sample of the Hahn Family Wines for review, it didn't take long to respond with a resounding yes! Lodi Zinfandel from a group known for their work with high quality, small, family owned, estate brands? Heck yeah.

I couldn't find much information on the winery itself - their website appears to be for a vintage bicycle shop, though further research shows that Cycles Gladiator actually produced the Boneshaker Zinfandel in an earlier incarnation. Interesting...

Tasting Notes:
Grapes from sustainably farmed vineyards; 88% Zinfandel, 12% Cabernet Sauvignon; aged in 70% new French oak, balance neutral; Deep ruby with lighter edges; smoke, smoke, and more smoke, on the nose and in the glass; cassis, red cherry, and vanilla aromas; dark plum, earth, mocha, and dark cherry flavors (almost cola-like); medium mouthfeel, decent acidity into a slightly tannic finish; drinking nicely now but might be better in a few years; tasted with beef ravioli, nice combination with the smokiness of the meat and wine; 15% ABV; 2500 cases produced; SRP $25.

Boneshaker Zinfandel 2012

The wine label is GLOW-IN-THE-DARK! How cool is that? I have no idea what useful function that brings, but it is an extra step that didn't need to be taken and makes the Boneshaker crew extra cool.

This wine was provided for review purposes - all opinions are my own.

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