Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Last-Minute Zinfandel for Thanksgiving

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Last-Minute Zinfandel for Thanksgiving

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Thursday is Thanksgiving, and you'll have plenty of company at the grocery if you're making a last-minute run for forgotten menu necessities, including wine. California zinfandel, which can easily be found at supermarkets, is a popular choice among those seeking a hearty red wine with an American theme. These powerful wines stand up to the richness of turkey, and their intense sweet red berry fruit and spice go well with cranberry sauce and savory side dishes. But be careful, these wines are often robust and high in alcohol, so it's best to drink them with a meal.

Ravenswood 2012 Old Vine Zinfandel Napa Valley

Bought * Dierbergs Brentwood Pointe, 8450 Eager Road, in October for $15.49

Description * This powerful, well-balanced zinfandel exemplifies the Ravenswood motto: "No Wimpy Wines." The bolder and more tannic of these two wines, the Ravenswood tastes of plums, black cherries, black pepper spice with hints of wood and smoke. …

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