Twist the top off this and celebrate a cork-free bargain. Twisted Wines are a brand of wine that jumps out at you on the wine shelves. The marketing guy in me loves this brand. They have good packaging with a fun attitude, eye-popping shelf talkers and a well-designed website. And the brand is not all marketing fluff, they are producing some decent wines at great prices too.
While I sound really excited about Twisted Zin, that’s really driven a lot by the price. This is a great wine for only $6.99. But it’s not going to be my top Zinfandel pick for under $20.
The nose on the Twisted Zin is cherry cola, raspberry and herbs. It’s not really elegant, but it’s fun and enjoyable. The palate is full of jammy red fruit and a touch of black pepper. It’s not as spicy as a lot of other zinfandels and I would have liked a bit more kick, but it’s still quite enjoyable. I was also surprised by the high alcohol level from a zin at this price (14.5%).
I gave this wine an 85. Wine Enthusiast gave it an 84 back in November 2007 and labeled it a “Best Buy.” I’d have to say that I agree.
Wine: Twisted Zin
Price Paid: $6.99