Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Zinfandel for July 4 Cookouts

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Zinfandel for July 4 Cookouts

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July 4 cookouts are great opportunities to try California's robust zinfandel red wines. In addition to being American wines, these zinfandels are often full-bodied reds that are fruity and flavorful. This makes them a good choice for hearty, grilled food marinated in the mixture of sweetness and spice of barbecue sauce. However, be aware that ripe zinfandel grapes are packed with sugar that converts to high levels of alcohol when made into dry wines.

1,000 STORIES 2013 ZINFANDEL MENDOCINO COUNTY

Bought * Schnucks, 8650 Big Bend Boulevard, in June for $15.99

Description * This unique wine was aged in new bourbon barrels from Kentucky's Independent Stave Co. and old bourbon barrels from well-known distilleries. A blend of 85 percent zinfandel, 13 percent petite sirah and a dash of syrah, this is a big, powerful red that's intensely fruity with black pepper spice and vanilla. …

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