Like a big wine? Maybe a Zinfandel? Want to keep your price point for this great wine around $20? Predator Old Vine Zinfandel. I recently tried it and about fell over – it’s that good. No wonder it has been singled out with plenty of awards and accolades.
Like any true Zin, it has lots of fruit, but it’s not so sweet as to be “jammy.” Rather, it layers its sweetness with hints of smoke, mocha, and plenty of spice. We’ve had it with burgers and steak and it pairs well. I’m already envisioning myself enjoying it this winter with my homemade bolognese sauce.
And, if you’re wondering about the ladybug on the label, here’s the deal (from the Rutherford Ranch Winery web site):
The ladybug is a natural predator that feeds on insects harmful to plants. “Natural predation” is just one of the many sustainable vineyard practices that eliminates the need for synthetic pesticides.
Nice. A red wine that’s green. Bottom line? About $22.
(In Missoula, you can pick up a bottle at Rattlesnake Gardens)