Dark crimson in color, without being fully opaque, this Napa wine, with aromas of lush red fruits, vanilla and pepper, is what I expect from a well-made California Zin. But that’s a good thing, especially when one is looking for a wine with certain qualities to pair with Greg’s Flank Steak sandwich. Specifically: ripe fruit flavors of raspberry, cherry and plum to accompany the sandwich’s roasted fig; spicy pepper notes to match the bite of cayenne; a brambly herbal element to pick up on the arugula; smoky oak to pair with grilled steak; and well-integrated tannins to counter the fattiness in the beef as well as the Parmesan cheese.
Also pairs well with barbecue, beef, robust cheeses, duck, grilled meat, hamburgers, lamb, pizza, pork, sausage.
- Category Red Wine
- Varietal Zinfandel
- Region Napa Valley CA