Wine of the Week
OLD VINE ZINFANDEL
Zin-phomaniac is one of the family of brands owned by the Mendocino Wine Company. They discovered some vineyards with older vines ranging for 20 to 75 years old. Older vines produce fewer grapes, but with higher skin to juice ratios they create a richer, deeper, more full bodied wine. Deep purple in color, almost opaque with a violet rim with aromas of dark cherry, blackberry and spice that invite you to indulge with flavors of blue, boysen and blackberry notes and hints of dark chocolate, baking spice and a kiss of vanilla from French and American oak aging for 12 months.
Keep your grill working for this seductively voluptuous Zin. Beef, Lamb, Venison would match perfectly. Slightly spicy dishes from India and Mexico would also work, specially dishes that incorporate adobo sauces.
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