The 2016 Plungerhead Old Vine Zinfandel holds a dark ruby color with aromas of brambly raspberry, fresh-from-the-oven cherry pie, cinnamon-infused tea, toasted cedar, and clove. The flavors start with touches of Bing cherry, sweetened cranberry, raspberry jam, caramel and toasted coconut. The finish lingers with a medium body and notes of dried cranberry, Mexican vanilla and a round mouthfeel from American Oak aging.
This 2016 Old Vine Zinfandel pairs well with ribs and more ribs. For the ultimate experience, add baked beans, coleslaw, grilled corn, and cornbread. Include anything that would make my cousins from Alabama feel at home! Grilled burgers with Swiss cheese and brown mustard or Hawaiian pizza would also pair well.
Blend: 80% Zinfandel, 14% Petite Sirah, 3% Merlot, 2% Malbec, 1% Petit Verdot