EP 292 Red Zinfandel and Foie Gras?

I think Gary has found a new pair and he is thrilled to show you it! Zinfandel's from California can bring a lot to the table with the right foods!

Wines tasted in this episode:

Rancho Zabaco Dancing Bull ZinfandelOther California Red Zinfandel
2005 Ravenswood Lodi ZinfandelOther California Red Zinfandel
2004 Peachy Canyon Old School House ZinfandelOther California Red Zinfandel
2005 Hartford Russian River ZinfandelSonoma Red Zinfandel

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  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    All we are saying…. is give Zins a chance. Ok, I will. Nice episode. Seems you went a little out of control there with the pate, I thought you were going to eat an entire tube by the end of the show. QOTD: Yet to have one other than a wine tasting maybe (cant remember), but I am sure to pick one up sooner than later.

  • Dessert Wine Nerd

    All we are saying…. is give Zins a chance. Ok, I will. Nice episode. Seems you went a little out of control there with the pate, I thought you were going to eat an entire tube by the end of the show. QOTD: Yet to have one other than a wine tasting maybe (cant remember), but I am sure to pick one up sooner than later.

  • http://www.alexisnkarlin.com/ Alexis

    I love the Lodi Ravenswood but I can’t find it anywhere. I had in Philly at a Wine Expo and I have no fing clue where else to find it…

  • http://www.alexisnkarlin.com Alexis

    I love the Lodi Ravenswood but I can’t find it anywhere. I had in Philly at a Wine Expo and I have no fing clue where else to find it…

  • http://www.iola.dk/ Lau

    I’m going with Mott on the foie gras, I’m not a fan, it’s too rich, too fatty, too sweet. I’ve only had it with Sauternes which only adds to the sweetness. Not my cup of tea.

  • http://www.iola.dk Lau

    I’m going with Mott on the foie gras, I’m not a fan, it’s too rich, too fatty, too sweet. I’ve only had it with Sauternes which only adds to the sweetness. Not my cup of tea.

  • http://www.bakerandbakerpc.com/ Bill Baker

    Peachy Canyon was “discovered” by me when my Brother in Law, Tony Merrill, a teacher at Atascadero High School,(and a wine nut) brought a bottle for Thanksgiving in 2003 or 2004. WOW…It’s been a favorite since then.

    However…since the 1980 Lytton Springs zin is no longer available (absolutely the best EVER)..my vote for the best zin goes to Bella Vineyards (Upper Dry Creek Valley, Healdsburg, Sonoma County)ANY of their Zins are outstanding, but savor their Big River Ranch Zin from their 110 year old vineyard. It will re-set the upper limit of your tasting requirements. ENJOY!
    ps, thanks for the program and forum.

  • http://www.bakerandbakerpc.com Bill Baker

    Peachy Canyon was “discovered” by me when my Brother in Law, Tony Merrill, a teacher at Atascadero High School,(and a wine nut) brought a bottle for Thanksgiving in 2003 or 2004. WOW…It’s been a favorite since then.

    However…since the 1980 Lytton Springs zin is no longer available (absolutely the best EVER)..my vote for the best zin goes to Bella Vineyards (Upper Dry Creek Valley, Healdsburg, Sonoma County)ANY of their Zins are outstanding, but savor their Big River Ranch Zin from their 110 year old vineyard. It will re-set the upper limit of your tasting requirements. ENJOY!
    ps, thanks for the program and forum.

  • richardvinifera

    I’ve only has Ravenswood Lodi Zin 2006 or 2007, it was a bit thin and one-dimensional, but I could imagine i would like it if it was more complex and concentrated. Reminded me of new world Pinot Noir.

  • richardvinifera

    I’ve only has Ravenswood Lodi Zin 2006 or 2007, it was a bit thin and one-dimensional, but I could imagine i would like it if it was more complex and concentrated. Reminded me of new world Pinot Noir.

  • http://winecompass.blogspot.com/2009/07/guest-article-developing-taste-for.html Rhodies

    Zinfandel was our favorite wine for over thirty years, but all those memories have been replaced by Norton varietal wines. To date I have a data base of 167 Norton producing vineyards in 20 states! It’s like a mother saying to her daughter ~ “you have to kiss a lot of toads to find your prince.” Well, it’s the same for Norton grape wines. Have visited over 40 Norton vineyards so far and have found a few that have let us know that we will never look backwards to our old Zinfandel days. O.K., I lied, did visit friends this past spring in Sabastopol, CA and did pick up a case of Zin from Wilson and Thumbprint Cellars wineries.

  • http://winecompass.blogspot.com/2009/07/guest-article-developing-taste-for.html Rhodies

    Zinfandel was our favorite wine for over thirty years, but all those memories have been replaced by Norton varietal wines. To date I have a data base of 167 Norton producing vineyards in 20 states! It’s like a mother saying to her daughter ~ “you have to kiss a lot of toads to find your prince.” Well, it’s the same for Norton grape wines. Have visited over 40 Norton vineyards so far and have found a few that have let us know that we will never look backwards to our old Zinfandel days. O.K., I lied, did visit friends this past spring in Sabastopol, CA and did pick up a case of Zin from Wilson and Thumbprint Cellars wineries.

  • John_Kenneth_J

    qotd: I'm guessing I've had maybe 15-20. Fav is probably some of the upper tier Zin's from Renwood, altho their old vine Amador has good q.p.r. I remember enjoying the Ravenwood's Dickerson Vineyard zin and Sbragia's Gino's vineyard zin too.

  • John_Kenneth_J

    qotd: I'm guessing I've had maybe 15-20. Fav is probably some of the upper tier Zin's from Renwood, altho their old vine Amador has good q.p.r. I remember enjoying the Ravenwood's Dickerson Vineyard zin and Sbragia's Gino's vineyard zin too.

  • corkscrew

    Have tried all of these, Ravenswood Lodi was good, Hartford is good also. QOTD-St Francis reserves, Prisoner, Seghesio, Ridge, Four Vines, Baxter, Turley are favs. http://www.winelx.com

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