This is our 7 Deadly Zins review.
Are you after a rich and intense red blend with berry fruit and spice notes?
And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes at a good value for your money?
Well, this is the wine you have been looking for! We liked it a lot!
Find below our 7 Deadly Zins full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our 7 Deadly Zins Review
7 Deadly Zins review: What's its color?
7 Deadly Zins wine has a deep ruby color with slowly falling legs.
If you want to know more about how to taste wine and the lingo that goes with it, check out this article: How To Taste Wine Like a Pro in 4 Steps.
What does 7 Deadly Zins taste like?
7 Deadly Zins is a red blend primarily made from Zinfandel (80%) with a small percentage of Petite Syrah (20%) grapes.
Is 7 Deadly Zins sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. 7 Deadly Zins wine is a dry wine.
Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
7 Deadly Zins review: Which food pairs well with it?
7 Deadly Zins is a very versatile wine when it comes down to food pairings.
We find it pairs well with earthy and strong flavors.
Classic appetizers are pizza Rustica, spice curry, mushroom agnolotti, and caramelized onions to name some.
Meat wise you have a wide selection here from quail, turkey, pork, bacon, BBQ, veal, and Tandoori-Spiced for example.
Someone likes to pair spicy tuna tartare and blackened salmon with Zinfandel. Let’s say that it’s not for everyone.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are semi-hard, hard, and blue cheese like Cheddar, Grana Padano, and Gorgonzola.
7 Deadly Zins review: What's its alcohol content?
7 Deadly Zins wine’s alcohol content is 15%.
In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.
There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.
During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.
Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.
How many calories are in a glass of 7 Deadly Zins wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.
Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.
What is 7 Deadly?
Here is an extract from the 7 Deadly’s website:
“7 Deadly Wines are proud to be sourced from the acclaimed Lodi AVA.
Located in California’s Central Valley, the mineral-rich, free-draining and sandy clay soil foster the growth and production of award-winning 7 Deadly Wines.
Aside from producing high quality Zinfandel grapes, the warm days and cool nights of this Mediterranean-like climate are ideal for also producing a large quantity of Merlot, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc.“
This is a rich and round red blend that for roughly ~$15 offers a good value for your money.
Dark fruit, and currant, followed by toffee, vanilla, chocolate cake, and a spicy finish will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, a vast variety of red meats, and our beloved cheeses.
Try it with pizza Rustica, BBQ, or Grana Padano cheese and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!
If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?
Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!