Zinfandel is a red wine grape variety that is primarily grown in California. It is known for its bold and fruit-forward flavors, as well as its versatility as a wine.

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Common Tasting Notes

blackberry, raspberry, cherry, cinnamon, black pepper, licorice, tobacco, vanilla, oak, plum, blueberry, chocolate, leather, clove, fig, raisin, caramel, nutmeg, anise, allspice

What does it pair with?

Zinfandel is a versatile wine that pairs well with a variety of foods. Its bold, fruit-forward structure makes it a good match for rich, hearty dishes, such as grilled or roasted meats, stews, and casseroles. It also pairs well with strong, flavorful cheeses, such as blue cheese or aged cheddar. For a lighter pairing, try Zinfandel with grilled vegetables or pasta dishes with a meat-based sauce.

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