2011 Vinum Cellars Paso Robles Zinfandel
With a lovely ruby-purple color, this Zinfandel has exuberant candied aromas of crushed cherry, blueberry jam and grape Popsicle. On the palate identical flavors dance across the palate and are joined by bright strawberry notes. The tannins of this eminently approachable wine are soft and reserved. The 2011 Vinum Zin is an excellent party pour that your guests will love. Serve it with light hors d’oeuvres or charcuterie through the end of the year.
Deep garnet color, with aromas of sweet black cherry and sour cherry notes. The palate is juicy with strawberry rhubarb and leathery tannins with earth notes which finishes with silky French oak tannins. The wine has nice acidity and low alcohol for a Zin (13.5%) making it uniquely balanced and therefore food friendly.
The grapes are from the warm coastal climate of Paso Robles from a cooler vintage (2011). The grapes were picked before the rains so we made a solid wine in a difficult vintage.
This wine pairs well with Thanksgiving Turkey (don’t forget the cranberries), also grilled Pork Chops with a roasted apple chutney and served with red cabbage and goat cheese.