2018 Zinfandel, Louvau Vineyard
TASTING NOTE: A limited production of Zinfandel from the Louvau Vineyard in the Dry Creek Valley, Sonoma County. Upfront aromas of blackberry jam and plum are buttressed by underpinnings of jammy, dark fruit flavors. The palate is rich and complex, with warm clove and cinnamon spice. The finish is sumptuous, with lingering mocha and traces of vanilla from the 25% French oak used in the aging of this wine.
FOOD PAIRING: Tom's paring recommendations are pork ragù or mushroom risotto with truffles. He also suggests something simple and classic, like a Coney Island hot dog. Whatever you pair, this zin makes an easy match because of its intense aromatics, which can stand up to a multitude of flavors.