Wednesday, July 8, 2009
Toad Hollow Cacaphony Zinfandel
Like its label with a dancing frog and a fox playing a banjo and black and white tile flooring, this wine was all over the place. Not in a good way. This wine didn't wing any fans. Its nose gave rise to heavy alcohol fumes and bay leaves.
With flavors of star anise, plum, and a hint of tuberose it came on strong and left weak with rubbery, unstructured tannins.
It's strange having friendly get-togethers/wine tastings because no one ever likes to criticize something that a guest has brought. Especially guests with good taste in wine - as was the case of the Brown Bagger who brought this bottle. You want to say something positive, but you also have to be honest.
This wine scored very poorly with the brown baggers, and by rights it should be wearing the brown bag of shame.
RATING: 1.5 Screwcaps
LABEL: Toad Hollow - Cacaphony
PRICE: $12.99 ( shame on you Toad Hollow - at this price you need better quality control)