Barefoot Moscato and Pinot Noir were both very nice wines for the money. Especially at the price point of around $6. With that knowledge in mind, it seemed only logical to split the middle between white and sweet, and red and dry, with semi-sweet and rosé. Barefoot White Zinfandel seemed as though it could only provide a pleasant straightforward experience.
Sight: Light pink, watery edge, no signs of aging.
Smell: If you’ve ever had chambord, then the nose will be instantly recognizable as raspberry liquor. There is also a wink of pear. The wine smells a bit like the wine in church.
Sip: Not surprisingly, it tastes like chambord with poached pears and strawberry coulis. It’s mildly acidic, and a moderately sweet. The mouth feel is a bit on the heavy side, but remains lively. [A.B.V. 9%]
Savor: There’s a bit of an underripeness to the raspberry flavor on the end. The sweetness disappears.
Overall, it’s alright, and just a bit to liqueur like. Unlike the Sutter Home, Barefoot White Zinfandel goes down the preserved fruit flavor road, instead of the fresh fruit style. While that’s a matter of personal preference generally, Barefoot is good, but it doesn’t have the complexity or depth that other White Zins occasionally achieve.
Verdict: Just another pink shoe.