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Zin 91

by Nannette Eaton on August 12, 2011

“I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.” — Pablo Picasso

“An idea is salvation by imagination.” — Frank Lloyd Wright  Zin 91 - Old Vine Zinfandel from Opici Wines

“The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” — Thomas A. Edison  

“Ideas can be life-changing. Sometimes all you need to open the door is just one more good idea.” — Jim Rohn  

“Every idea is an incitement… Eloquence may set fire to reason.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes 

Wine Harlots salute ideas (however harebrained ours might be.) And we raise a glass to Zin 91, a very delicious idea dreamt by Hubert Opici on his 91st birthday. The wine is classic zinfandel. A big bowl of blackberry jam dusted with spices of white pepper, clove and cinnamon. The perfect pairing is Ultimate Beef Stew. The music match is “Idea Three” by Belleruche from the album The Express. You might want to score multiples of Zin 91, because Wine Harlots have an idea one bottle won’t be enough.

The details: 14% alcohol. Cork closure. Appellation: California (zinfandel in Paso Robles, petite sirah from Clarksburg, syrah from Napa.) Varietals: zinfandel 82%, petite sirah 15%, syrah 3%. Actual retail about $12-15 USD. Available through select Opici Wines distributors. This was a media sample kindly provided by Opici Wines.