Saturday, February 3, 2018

Saturdays Are Made For Zinfandels /Handley Cellars Zinfandel/Winemaker Randy Shock

It's time for Football,and all weekends are BETTER with Zinfandel.Today we have two great Zinfandels,and i think you should join us as we go to our table at Stark's Steak and Seafood.First let's check out the tasting notes on these special wines. The 2014 Zinfandel from Handley Cellars will be one of your favorites....shortly. This wine is warming like the golden rays of light of an Indian Summer. Aromas of caramel and anise meld with brambly red fruit in this wine. From Kazmet Ranch, these mature head pruned vines are dry farmed providing concentrated brambly berry, red raspberry, and cassis flavors with hints of spice. Aged for 18 months in 20 percent new oak barrels. It is full bodied and round on the finish. Our Zinfandel BBQ sauce on slow-cooked Pork Ribs is one of our favorite pairings. The Zinfandel from Balletto Vineyards is another great wine. Balletto has their own style of making great wines. Balance and elegance are the two qualities we aim for in our wines. This usually translates into wines that are lower in alcohol, higher in natural acidity and have varied and subtle flavors. Wines where new oak barrels are used sparingly to enhance the wine, not dominate it. We make it this way because the wines we most love are ones that compliment a meal, as well as, change and evolve in the glass throughout dinner. Out of our 600 acres of Russian River Valley vineyards, we currently harvest an equivalent of only 60 acres to make the Balletto wines. By selecting only the top 10 percent of everything we grow, we are able to maintain a consistent quality and style. Our goal is that you enjoy drinking our wines as much as they enjoyed making them. Stark's steak and Seafood is the chosen restaurant tonight.Chef Luc Latouse will join me,and may I suggest you do the same!!?? Cheers! Click here and join us as we enjoy great wines and stories from Handley Cellars and Balletto Vineyards,along with Stark's Steak and Seafood.

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