Not a huge amount of choice locally. Waitrose had two, one from Ravenswood and this organic bottling from Bonterra encased in a heavy-weight tapered bottle. Neither were exactly cheap but better than offering nothing as the local Threshers managed…
On the food matching front this doesn’t really take; a simple steak short-crust pie should have been more than wine-friendly. It is, I think, that the palate is adjusted to a more European styled wine. A combination of texture, tannin, acidity, sophisticated and integrated fruit – something this Zinfandel does lacks, or rather does in an alternatve way. A way though that doesn’t meld.
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