2000 Quivira Dry Creek Cuvee

2000 Quivira Dry Creek Cuvee $5

Yep, it was five bucks, and I bought it at Trader Joe’s. It is probably the soon to dry up wine glut that brought us the likes of “Two-buck Chuck” in recent years. All I can say is given the choice between the two for something to drink with pizza or spaghetti, choose this one. For the price, it is a nice blend of Grenache, Mourvedre, Syrah and Zinfandel.

According to this page, one of the big wine magazines gave this one 91 points.

2001 Robert Biale Black Chicken Zinfandel

2001 Robert Biale Black Chicken Zinfandel $34

Have I mentioned that I really like the Robert Biale Black Chicken Zinfandel? I probably did, but just in case, assume that I do!

I like the nice spicy finish with no raisin or prune flavor. There is some plum flavor, but it is not over-ripe. The 2001 Black Chicken is simply a great Zinfandel in my book!

They are currently selling the 2002 version of this one, and I’m a bit worried about the description, because they use the words “jam” and “jammy” in the same sentence to describe it. Well I hope they haven’t changed it much from this one, as this one is very nice as it is.