blind local Zinfandel tasting w/budget Mission pork sliders

posted Sep 15, 2010, 11:32 PM by christy bergman   [ updated Sep 16, 2010, 12:27 AM ]
Monday night, we tasted 7 local Zinfandels, paired with my budget gourmet Mission pork sandwiches.  The lineup was

* Christie Vineyards 2007 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley. $29/bottle.  http://www.christievineyards.com/shop#ecwid:category=241941&mode=product&product=701684
* Pedroncelli 2008 Mother Clone Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley.  $15/bottle.  http://www.pedroncelli.com/wines/wine.asp?p=379
* Acorn Winery 2006 Heritage Vines Zinfandel, Russian River Valley, Alegría Vineyards.  $35/bottle.  http://www.acornwinery.com/wine/wine/1/
* Wellington 2005 Estate Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley.  $25/bottle.  http://www.securewineshop.net/wellington/customer/product.php?productid=2&cat=4&page=1
* Outpost 2007 Zinfandel, Howell Mountain.  $48/bottle.  http://www.outpostwines.com/wines/07_Zinfandel_howell_mountain.html
* Cameron Hughes 2008 Zinfandel, Lodi.  $10/bottle at Costco.  http://chwine.com/wine/lot/170/
* Muscardini Cellars 2009 Zinfandel (barrel sample), Sonoma Valley, Monte Rosso Vineyard.  $80/bottle.  http://www.muscardinicellars.com/wines.html

These Mission pork sliders pair really well with a slightly sweet Zin.  The secret touch is a dab of Bolani Afghan jalapeño jelly, available at all farmers markets in San Francisco.  Cost per slider $2.  Recipe with map locations where to gather the ingredients in the Mission is here: http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=113421377499279028227.0004713a522e5fa704aa8&ll=37.762725,-122.419517&spn=0.004122,0.009645&z=17

Local wine tastings at the Secret Wine Shop every Monday night 5-8pm.  The way it works is you get to taste ~6 wines and give your opinion.  7:45pm the wines are revealed and the popular winners announced.

Next time: blind local Pinot Noir tasting.  Check our calendar for updates. https://sites.google.com/site/secretwineshop/live-events



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