Naked Grape White Zinfandel Pinot Noir

Friend of the site Vesna has deemed this white zin to be the best of the best. Take her word over mine on this varietal. Although the tasting notes are by yours truly, because c’mon…they don’t give websites to just anybody ūüėČ

Overall this is a great summer sipper to be placed in the ice bucket among the beers, but only if there are ladies around so you can explain to passers by that it belongs to them.
Tip: tulip glass
At a Glance
Taste white grape, strawberry, kiwi
Smell strawberry, white grape, syrup
Food apertif, salads
Sweetness medium sweet
Price $9.95
LCBO# 0
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French Cross Vineyard Blush

A light-bodied wine with sweet strawberry notes all around.

As always with blush wines, chill well

Tip: tulip glass
At a Glance
Taste white grape, strawberry, peach
Smell pixie sticks, peach syrup, kiwi
Food ham, sandwiches
Sweetness sweet
Price $7.95
LCBO# 459925
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Kittling Ridge White Zinfanel Vidal

Although I don’t keep white zin on hand, this white does make a pretty good summer sipper.¬† Yes, I was surprised…the varietal¬†I usually¬†call ‘sugar wine’ was sweet but not tooth-decay sweet or¬† syrupy.
I would choose this bottle over the Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi.¬† It’s much more flavourful and expressive.
Tip: chill well
At a Glance
Taste strawberry, kiwi, melon
Smell strawberry, watermelon, bananna
Food apertif, fresh fruit
Sweetness medium sweet
Price $9.25
LCBO# 534693
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Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi White Zinfandel 2005

White Zin always gets the cold shoulder from critics even though it’s one of the top selling varietals in North America. Why? because it’s a rose, it’s light and it’s sweet. Those three reasons are also my guess as to why it appeals to so many wine buyers out there, they make it easy and fun to drink.
Although the composition is 84% Zinfandel, an interesting spectrum of grapes are used for flavouring and balance: 8% Muscat, 4% Barbera, 3% Syrah and 1% Grenache
Note: given an extra half star because it’s not as syrupy as some other white zins
At a Glance
Taste strawberry, light berry
Smell strawberry, floral, cranberry
Food ham
Sweetness medium sweet
Price $9.95
LCBO# 249656
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