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A Glass Before Leaving Albuquerque


After watching a Guy Fieri video for Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives we decided to stop by the Standard Diner on Central for our last meal. Of course we had the Country Fried Tuna amongst others dishes. Having just finished spitting some dozen wines at Gruet Winery (more on that later) I was in the mood for a glass of wine. I did not drink much New Mexican wine this trip so I decided to give a glass from Milagro Vineyards a go. I ordered a glass of Zinfandel from the 2007 vintage but ended up with the 2009. Perhaps a bit too raisined for my preference, it would none the less be perfect with one of the hamburgers. I have not rated the wine since I do not know when it was opened.

2009 Milagro Vineyards, Zinfandel – ~$9 per glass
The color was light to medium garnet-ruby. The light+ nose was of dark, pruned fruit. In the mouth there were darker fruit flavors in this medium bodied wine. There was some concentration and acidity to carry things along. The raisin-like flavors expanded in the finish where things tightened up a bit. There was enough acidity in the end to prick things up a bit. There were medium, ripe-ish tannins. I would drink this now or over the short-term.

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