Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...

Optima Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2005

by Nannette Eaton on January 22, 2010

“A pessimist is a man who thinks all women are bad. An optimist is one who hopes they are.”  — Chauncey Depew

As career bad girls, we’re always optimistic about finding good wines (that often lead to bad behavior).  Optima Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel 2005 delivers, no matter what your proclivities.  It’s a gorgeous dark plum, with great legs.  It has black cherry and blackberry flavors, with a nuance of tea.  It has solid tannins, and is nicely balanced (although you might not be after several glasses of the Optima.)

The details: 14.5% alcohol.  The grapes are 90% zinfandel and 10% petite sirah from the Dry River Valley appellation in Sonoma County.  The retail price is $25 USD and is available directly from the winery or the Optima website.  This was a media sample kindly provided by the winery.

The music match is “Good Girls Go Bad” by Cobra Starship from the album Hot Mess. You might be a hot mess, but this wine is divine.  A  good wine for bad girls.