Welcome to WINO WEDNESDAY- a once a month feature where bloggers talk about all things WINE!
This month, I am featuring Small Hours Zinfandel. I was introduced to Small Hours at a Traveling Vineyard party hosted by some friends last month. I am usually a Cab girl, but I loved the taste of this California Zin.
From the Wine Notes:
Taste: Dense aromas and palate of both black and red fruits–think raspberries, blackberries, and cherries. Some violet and black earth notes in the mid-palate. Nicely integrated with proper balance, extraction, weight and mouth feel.
This wine needs to breathe to get the best flavor, so use an aerator or let it sit for a while.
When I asked Lindsey, my Traveling Vineyard wine guide about recommended pairings, she strongly recommended Ghirardelli Dark Chocolate Raspberry Squares. I LOVE dark chocolate but have never been a fan of adding other flavors to it – especially fruit. But I did as Lindsey suggested and it was to die for! Take a bite of the raspberry dark chocolate and then a sip of Small Hours and you get a delicious flavor explosion in your mouth. I also paired it with just plain, fresh raspberries – super yummy!
Also pairs well with anything chocolate, barbeque, antipasto, beef and spicy foods like chili and wings.
Cheese pairings: Asiago, Manchego, Pecorino Romano and Provolone.
Or try these recipes:
Do you like Zinfandel? What is your favorite food to serve with it?