Fragrant and expressive, with oodles of baked fruit, raspberry, blackberry, cinnamon toast and sweet vanilla, this forward, fleshy, fruit-driven wine is classic McLaren Vale and an absolute joy to drink. The wine's subtle notes of black olive with a hint of lavender and black sage accent this heady wine perfectly, making it a beautiful match for smokey, Texas-style barbecue. Be sure to have plenty of friends and family around to enjoy this delightful red.
Recipe PairingsGrilled Lamb With Miso-Chile Sauce
McLaren Vale, South Australia, Australia
Many people credit Italian immigrants for bringing Zinfandel with them to California. It actually arrived in New York, first, via Austria; in the 1820s, Zinfandel was used as a table grape and for raisins. Gold rushers brought Zinfandel cuttings wtih them to California about 25 to 30 years later, and planted them to make wine.