Zinfandel Grape

Different wine-making techniques and different wine makers can create wines of widely varying styles from this grape. Therefore the profile provided is generic and represents the characteristics of the grape and not necessarily every wine made from it. Similarly, the food pairings provided are general and assume the typical style of wine traditionally made from this grape.
Food PairingsMeats & Seafood: Poached, grilled, fried, baked or roasted beef, lamb, game and game birds.
Sauce: Au jus, savory, tomato, mustard, peppercorn, chili
Cheese: Hard cow and sheep cheese
Other: Spicy foods and cuisines, Chocolate

Grape ProfileA robust red wine not to be confused with White Zinfandel. Raspberry, blackberry, boysenberry, cranberry, black cherry, plum, licorice, spice, cinnamon, black pepper and earth. Oak provides vanilla, coconut, smoke and toast. Also made into late harvest port style wines. Aging offers tar, leather, mushroom, cedar, cigar box. Made full bodied, dry.