Yesterday I got a crockpot. I’ve been wanting one for a while, and finally got around to getting it. I made standard no-frills spaghetti sauce in it, and had spaghetti for dinner, with a 1995 Tessera Old Vines Zinfandel. I came into possession of this wine through a strange set of circunstances. I expect that a 1995 is somewhat hard to come by, but I don’t really know for sure what’s available for this label.
When I first opened it, it was not so great. Tasted vaguely musty. But as it opened up a little, and with the food, it had classic Zin flavors – pepper and chocolate and tobacco. It was very muted. I don’t expect that it was intended to be held that long. But it was good anyways.