The holidays are over (The Winey Son is back at West Point, the Winey Daughter back to high school, Winey Hubby back to work), but the wonderful memory lingers! We had a classic Christmas in Northeast Ohio this year: family, fun and lots and lots of snow. So pretty!
I hate to admit it, but given the exhausted state of, well, me (aka: chief cook), this paired very nicely with take out pizza and garlic Parmesan wings. (Did you really think I could cook another big meal that week, especially after a day of returns - with a husband AND 17 year old girl in tow? Winey Son hit the jackpot this year and didn't need to return anything, mostly because he got skis and we took him in person to be measured for it all!)
I am told that Zinfandel grapes are a specialty of the Lodi area. This is my second bottle of Zinfandel from that area (see also: Dinner With Friends and Some Lodi Wines) and I can see why it's such a favorite there. Those grapes must be very, very happy, with very few holiday returns to make, because they sure make a wonderful wine! (I can't imagine a tired, crabby, shopped out grape making a good wine, can you?) If you get the chance, pick some up and get the fireplace going. Snoring dogs are optional, but they add quite a bit of warmth to your feet if that is where they are doing their snoring. Like mine were.
I was sent this wine for the purpose of reviewing it. The opinions are my own.