This is our Sutter Home White Zinfandel review.
White Zinfandel is the Rosé version of Zinfandel.
Are you after a refreshing and sweet bottle of wine with berries and red fruit aromas?
And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes and it’s very affordable too?
Find below our Sutter Home White Zinfandel review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity and where you can buy it.
Our Sutter Home White Zinfandel Review
Sutter Home White Zinfandel review: What's its color?
Sutter Home White Zinfandel wine has a typical pink color.
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.
Sutter Home White Zinfandel review: What are the flavors?
Sutter Home White Zinfandel is entirely made from White Zinfandel grapes.
On the nose, berries, raspberry, strawberry, and honeysuckle aromas.
On the palate, it’s a refreshing wine with a medium sweet medium plus body and flavors of strawberry, melon, cream, and a vanilla finish.
Is Sutter Home 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.
Sutter Home White Zinfandel review: Which food pairs well with it?
Sutter Home 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).
Sutter Home White Zinfandel review: What's its alcohol content?
Sutter Home White Zinfandel wine’s alcohol content is 9.5%.
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 Sutter Home 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 higher calories per glass than wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per gram vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per gram of carbs, which include sugar.
So expect your glass of White Zinfandel to have a bit around 250 calories per 5-ounce glass.
What is Sutter Home?
Here is an extract from the Sutter Home website itself:
“Sutter Home is the brand generations of wine lovers trust to deliver consistent, award-winning quality and value for every wine occasion.
We will forever stand by our promise to create deliciously enjoyable and affordable wines for everyone forging new paths, discovering new frontiers, and living their own version of the American Dream.“
It’s a sweet and refreshing rosé that for ~$6 offers a great value for your money.
It’s the perfect drink to enjoy on a sunny day on your patio or for a happy hour with friends.
Strawberry, melon, cream flavors and a vanilla finish will complement many dishes from veggies, pasta, fish, meat, and our beloved cheeses.
Try it with prosciutto sliced salami, salad, spicy chicken, 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!