I'm actually quite found of Alexander Valley Vineyards based out of Healdsburg, CA. Their Chardonnay is a staple for me in sales and I actually got the chance to meet winemaker Hank Wetzel.
The Temptation Zin is the first of three in a spiritual trio of Zinfandels. Sold around Halloween in a pack known as the Wicked Weekender, the three Zins really having an interesting experience about them that is hard to find in any other family of wine.
Today, I'm reviewing the first called Temptation, which as the name obviously implies, is very tempting. The overall quality of taste is just mediocre, decent for a $10 wine, but the mouthfeel is what really draws you in. The initial little bite is much like licking a ripe pink grapefruit that's been coated in sugar, but it is quickly followed by a smoother than silk flow of light tannins and beautifully lush fruit. Usually, this type of experience is common with Chianti, which isn't surprising that it contains about 5% Sangiovese, the primary grape in Chianti.
There's really not much more I can say about Temptation, except that it's accurately named. The second in the line, Sin Zin, is definitely a keep though.