John wine Snob says:
“That’ll be a dollar!” said the bard tender to the Three Stooges.
“Aw, that’s a tin roof>” says Curly.
“Whaddaya mean a tin roof?” says the bartender.
“It’s on the house.” Says Larry.
The Tin Roof Zinfandel 2011 from Lodi wasn’t exactly on the house but it was pretty inexpensive, at $7.99 for a good wine. The description “Jammy,” is often used to describe a good Zinfnadel, but I have gotten really annoyed by every waiter, wine steward, sommelier, and all of their relatives telling me that it is jammy. So put on your jammies and put that one to bed. It is unctuous, but not jammy. It is ripe berry goodness, but not jammy. It is viscous, but not jammy. It is America’s grape (by way of Croatia and Serbia). I will give this Tin Roof jammy Zin 3 and a quarter stars.