An Earthy Red Wine – St. Amant Zinfandel

We love Wine Wednesday, not just because it is a good excuse to drink a glass of wine, as if we need one, but because we get to share some delicious wines with you. We hope that it makes it easier next time you go to, say, Total Wine, and look at their collection of over 8000 wines, to come away with a few that you know are good and that won’t break the bank.


2010 St. Amant Zinfandel

2010 St Amant Zinfandel

Today’s wine is an assertive medium-bodied Zinfandel from St. Amant Winery. It is a complex wine featuring tart ripe blackberry and raspberry flavors with hints of coffee, licorice and black pepper. Aromas of smoke and vanilla greet you upon opening and ends with a finish that is earthy and with the nicest touch of oak.

This small family-owned winery, located in the foothills of the Sierra Mountains, produce some fine examples of California Lodi wines. Grown on vines planted back in 1944, the grapes thrive in the region’s rich soil and the perfect blend of abundant sunshine and cool nights. This lends their wines the characteristic fruity flavor of old vine Zinfandels and the perfect balance and depth that make this a must buy for anyone’s wine rack.

Note: This wine is very high in alcohol, due to the winery’s strategy of leaving the grapes on the vine until they have reached their full maturity, but the sweet taste of the ripe fruit masks this well.

Food Pairing: A rich Zinfandel such as this pairs well with just about any meat be it steak, barbecue pork, lamb or venison. It also goes equally well with tomato-based pasta dishes, hearty soups and aged cheeses.

Price Range: $14.98-$19.99

4 out of 5


Rating: 4/5 corks


Suggestions for pairing:

Sloppy Joes

Grilled Rosemary & Basil Lamb Chops

Lasagna Cups

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    the Painted Apron
    03/20/2014 at 6:22 pm I love white wines, but not a big fan of reds and trying to learn more about them, I will be popping back for Wine Wednesdays, thanks! Jenna
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      Linda Warren
      03/23/2014 at 7:32 pm Great. Love to have you join us. See you Wednesday!
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    04/17/2014 at 5:20 am Thanks for sharing this. This piece is new to me. Recently I have tasted Bolla Creso Rosso (Italian). It is wonderful to taste. Red wine off course.
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      Linda Warren
      04/17/2014 at 5:21 pm I will have to try the Bolla Creso Rosso next time I have the chance. Thanks for the recommendation!
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