The Zinfandel Pairing demonstrates how Zinfandel, the grape California has adopted as its own, can be different depending on what type of climate it grows in.
This Pairing takes the appreciation of this warm weather-loving grape to a new height. We will show how the peppery spiciness, found in a relatively warm Alexander Valley Zinfandel, exhibits a different profile than the hyper-ripe fruit of a very warm Dry Creek Valley example side-by-side.
This Pairing includes the following wines:
Wine 1: Alexander Valley Zinfandel has a backbone of fresh cracked black & white peppercorns on a frame of juicy red & black fruits, such as raspberry compote, mulberries and wild berries with notes of sage, fresh cream, butterscotch and toasted coconut.
Wine 2: Dry Creek Valley Zinfandel will exhibit darker fruit with baked notes of black cherry pie, roasted strawberry preserves and huckleberry jam, with crushed red pepper, chili flakes, dill and vanilla cookies.