2005 Sanctuary Vineyards Zinfandel Mariah, Mendocino

We had the Sanctuary Zin at Union Trust last night with our dinner.  It had the representation of typical zin flavors (jammieness and pepper) but the proportions were off as it lacked the true pepper finish.  It wasn’t the big Zin we had hoped for, but enjoyable nonetheless.   I know that I indicated that I wouldn’t buy wine in a restaurant in philly because of the high markup, but we had a $100 gift certificate from opentable, so I didn’t feel as bad.  With that said, the restaurant charged $60 for a $25 bottle…


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