This is our Beringer White Zinfandel review.
White Zinfandel is the Rosé version of Zinfandel. It has a light body, red fruit aromas and unlike other Rosé, it’s moderate to sweet.
Given its sweetness, it goes very well with spicy food and it’s quite affordable too, as you’ll usually find it at less than $10.
Find below our Beringer White Zinfandel review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity and where you can buy it.
Our Beringer White Zinfandel Review
Beringer White Zinfandel review: What's its color?
Beringer White Zinfandel wine has a typical pink color.
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Beringer White Zinfandel review: What are the flavors?
Beringer White Zinfandel is entirely made from White Zinfandel grapes.
You’ll notice fresh red berry, citrus and melon aromas and flavors, rounded with subtle hints of nutmeg and clove.
The wine has a youthful exuberance that is enjoyable as a sipper on its own, or with a variety of dishes.
Is Beringer White Zinfandel wine sweet?
Yes it is. It’s actually a medium level of sweetness. So it won’t be as sweet as a late harvest but it’s surely sweeter most dry wines.
A medium wine contains between 30-50 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Beringer White Zinfandel review: Which food pairs well with it?
Beringer White Zinfandel sweetness makes it pair well with spicy and salty foods.
Classic appetizers are sliced salami/pancetta, fresh and roasted vegetables and salads to name some.
Meat wise go for spicy chicken, pork and Indian cuisine or crab cakes if you prefer fish.
Cheese wise we recommend Philadelphia (soft cheese), Grana Padano (hard cheese), or Gorgonzola (blue cheese).
Beringer White Zinfandel review: What's its alcohol content?
Beringer White Zinfandel wine’s alcohol content is 13.5%.
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 Beringer White Zinfandel 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.
So expect your glass of White Zinfandel to have a bit more of 130 calories per 5-ounce glass.
What is Beringer?
Here is an extract from the Beringer website itself:
“Beringer is known for establishing many ‘firsts’ as leaders in the wine industry.
We were one of the first gravity fed facilities and among the first to operate using hand-dug caves and cellars.
We were the first to give public tours in 1934, starting a Napa Valley hospitality tradition.
We are the first and only winery to have both a red and a white wine named #1 Wine of the Year by Wine Spectator Magazine.
Passion has the wonderful power to turn mere objects into an obsession, to transform everyday tasks into art.
At Beringer, we have been living our passion for 145 years.”
If a sweet rosé wine is what you are after, then Beringer White Zinfandel is an obvious choice.
It’s light body, red fruit aromas will win you over, as it’s price usually well below $10.
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!
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