DRINKING BUDDIES

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Hayman and Hill Dry Creek Zinfandel 2003

Since the Top Ten White update is still a little ways away I have an actual wine review to share with you all.  The other night my wife and I have a deep desire for Krystal Burgers but because of our area, Krystal burgers are deemed "low income food" and they try to keep it out of the neighborhood.  The only alternative we had was to make our own.  So if you're going to make tiny little burgers, you might as well do it right: with premium grade beef, sweet Hawaiian rolls, good quality cheese, and of course America's favorite domestic red the Zinfandel.

Zinfandel and Hamburgers are about as American as apple pie and pizza.  All of which are from other countries but that's not the point.  It's the idea that counts!  And the bold and sharp sweetness of a nice Zin are exactly what you need to wash down a teeny tiny cheeseburger.  So we rolled out the beef patties as thin as we could get them (they cooked in like 5 seconds) and slapped those hot daddies onto a sweet roll and you could easily down half a dozen in the drive-thru, but two were good enough!

As far as the Hayman and Hill goes, let me break it down.

Hayman and Hill Dry Creek Zinfandel 2003

Hayman and Hill Dry Creek Zinfandel is a seriously good wine.  One of the few Zins outside of Lodi that really catch your attention, H&H Dry Creek is a Sonoma County wine that really shines amongst others in its class.  It didn't have to breath very long before the waves of mocha and berries starting flowing alongside its luster into the glass, leaving heavy drops of beauty along the sides of the goblet as it splashed about.  Its hue is a deep tawny Port red that's darkened by matured oak and deep grapeskin.  Not too much present acid, and just the perfect balance of sweet and dry to accompany any good home cooking.  Leaves you with a good lingering feeling of comfort that only entices you to take another sip.  A very interesting find if you can actually get a hold of a bottle.  Retails for about $15 for current vintages.

Hope you enjoy!  I'll have the white review up soon!
Bon Boire!




27 comments:

  1. Haven't had a Zin in a long time. Used to like Bonny Doon's "Cardinal Zin". Isn't Italian Primitivo the same thing?

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  2. Why yes it is! As a matter of fact, Zinfandel is the long lost great grandson of the Italian Primitivo! Two points for Sucio! But yeah, Cardinal Zin is nice. Immortal Zin is better >:)

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  3. click design then go to the page that you added the social bookmarks with, and enable show links, then i can click a link and automaticly write a review about this.

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  4. Zinfandel and Burgers are one of my favorites... Ill have to try this one.

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  5. sounds like a nice wine. Mocha would be an interesting touch with burgers. I will have to try that

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  6. Not a huge fan of wine, but the review made it sound good, lol

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  7. what are Kystal burgers? Sounds like Crystal Meth; after taking up a part time job demonstrating wine I have rediscovered Zinfandel

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  8. I'm not interested in the wine but damn those burgers sound good.

    Especially to someone who just ate a salad... i_i

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  9. maybe i'll check this one out, i'm always a little skeptical about wine because my palate always loves it, or detests it

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  10. Wow that price is actually pretty good for a nice bottle of wine. It's hard to find that now :/ Thanks for the suggestion, bro!

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  11. sounds like it fits well with burgers

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  13. Bon boire, gonna remember that next time i go out for a drink

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  14. We don't carry this at my liquor store in Canada. Sounds tasty though.

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  15. I love Zinfandel. I actually think I've had this one before. I've had so much wine there's no way for me to be sure. I used to have a wine "journal" to keep track of it all but I lost it a very long time ago. I know my local liquor store has this, so I'll get a bottle either way :)

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  16. I tasted quite a few Zinfandels, but I never had the hayman before

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  21. If I only had the money to buy that wine e___e

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