Writer’s Block Zinfandel 2015 - ABV XXX13.5%
-(from the website) Characters of red fruit, spice, clove, herbal tea, and bramble
-A hint of (I thought) cherry and possibly a light hint of the herbal tea
I first tried this Zinfandel wine on my first visit to Trio Restaurant and Market on the Outer Banks (see my post about Trio below).
I have to admit, I tried this one because of the name of the wine. As a writer, who wouldn’t be drawn to something called Writer’s Block. :)
Because I was new to wine and at this point, my main go-to wines leaned towards the sweeter side, I didn’t immediately love this one. I liked it well enough to want to grab a bottle for my wine rack back home.
When we were checking out after a fun evening with friends, I found out Writer’s Block had also been the featured wine for a wine tasting that night. AND they were all sold out.
No worries. I figured I would just find it back home in Georgia. I quickly learned that no, I would not find this in GA. :(
Finally, a year later we were back at Trio and I immediately bought the three bottles they had on the shelf.
Funny thing, after a year of tasting different varieties of wine, I found my pallet has grown (is that the right phrase?). We shared a bottle of Writer’s Block when we returned home with some of our Ga friends and I quickly realized how much I love the taste.
This time around, I did notice the hint of cherry flavor, but the herbal tea was something I had to really concentrate on. There was also a faint taste of cloves.
A cool site that interviewed the winemakers about their start in their own sellers in 1968 - https://buckhead.towerwinespirits.com/sku37195_WRITERS-BLOCK-ZIN--LAKE-CTY-750ML-2015
Verdict - this is a super good wine. I am hoping to find it closer to home. But if not, I am always up to head to Trio, Restaurant and Wine Market the next time we head to the Outer Banks!