Carnivor makes some seriously good wine.
They only produce two varietals: Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel. I tried the Cab over the summer and it was stupendous so naturally, when the Zinfandel appeared on the shelf, I had to to bring it home.
This is a deep, dark, complex Zin that will make you fill your glass more than once. It’s also 14.5% alcohol so hallucinations are possible, likely even.
Chocolate, vanilla, oak, toasted almond (and grapes, don’t forget grapes) this wine is sooo good, I literally did not care that I was seeing double and probably slurring my words while attempting to maintain an intelligent conversation with our house guest.
Carnivor Zinfandel is $12.99 and worth every penny. My advice: buy two.
Unrelated side note: This afternoon Xavier and I took a field trip to Total Wine in Leesburg, VA. I’ve never been to a Total Wine before and now I see what all the fuss is about. Total Wine is the most dangerous store ever…ever.
With unprecedented restraint, we left with only four bottles and, as a special bonus, we found a super cool abandoned house on the way home!
I REALLY wanted to get closer to this house but the fence with the big No Trespassing sign advised against it.