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Wine of the Week: Miraflores 2006 Zinfandel


Posted on February 19


 

I was reminded recently that the Zinfandel grape can be expressed in a delectable range of wine styles. The last few Zinfandels I have tried have been lush, exuberant, meal-in-a-glass old vine varieties, so brimming with personality that I was loathe to pair them with a meal – they simply begged to be sipped on their own. But then I came across local Miraflores Winery’s 2006 El Dorado Zinfandel, a deliciously appealing red that would be an excellent partner for barbecued meats, boldly flavored pastas, pizzas, ribs, and lusty, sausage-dotted winter stews. This focused, more restrained style of Zinfandel offered perfumey, violet-blackberry aromas and balanced, bright, spice-edged flavors of summer-ripe blackberries and black plums, with a nicely clean, peppery finish tinged with oak and a touch of sweet, smoky tobacco. If you’re looking for a food-friendly Zin, this is a terrific choice. 

 

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Hair Wars for HeartSong Animal Rescue

Hair Wars for HeartSong Animal Rescue

Local hair salons put their talents on display during the third annual Hair Wars Saturday, April 24 2015 at the Morgan Creek Golf Club in Roseville. Proceeds from the event benefited HartSong, a rescue program that provides care for special needs animals.

Published: Saturday, April 25, 2015