Winemakers notes – Such is the case when black currants, raspberry and dark cherry flavors find themselves soaring amongst the toasted oak that produce this smooth and flavorful Cabernet Sauvignon.
If confronted with a grill, choose the ribeye or find the lighter side of a special spiced rubbed chicken. A pasta dish with savory tomatoes and other vegetables is enough to make this drifter stop and take notice. Cruise by the chocolate aisle for an intriguing dessert choice. Whichever direction you take, a mouth-pleasing experience can be yours.
Tropical notes waft into flavors of lightly toasted oak, green apples and surprise you with a zest of light lemon finishing rich and carefree.
If confronted with a grill, choose the cedar planked salmon or special spiced rubbed chicken. A pasta dish with an Alfredo sauce doused with shrimp or veggies is enough to make this drifter stop and take notice. If feeling the lighter side of life, a wedge or Caesar salad can be show stoppers. Whichever direction you take, a mouth-pleasing experience can be yours.
Aromas and flavors of raspberry, cherry and mocha tantalize your senses and fill you with silky and soft tannins that blend to have a sweet and light vanilla oak finish.
Grill time works splendidly with this merlot, especially a flat iron steak (with blue cheese butter), lamb chops, mushroom burgers and grilled zucchini. Alternatively, you can stay inside with roasted chicken, leg of lamb, slow cooker beef stew or pan seared duck breasts. Either direction will make for an enjoyable meal.
Sweet cherry, blueberry and light plum aromas and flavors lift your senses and are completed with a black pepper spice and slight tobacco that end in a full and silky finish.
Chef recommendations – Zinfandel has a diverse range of foods that work well with it! Try starting with a platter of cheeses, like manchengo, smoked gouda, parmesan, and gorgonzola, then move on to your barbecue for any wild game, like duck, pheasant, venison and of course a steak or tri-tip. If feeling the warm and cozy or the elegant and inspiring, you can pair with lasagna, brisket or a select prime rib roast. To end your meal, you cannot go wrong with a chocolate molten cake, brownies or fudge.