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!
For more info about my trip to the Outer Banks, check out my other blog posts: