Zinfandel. A historied CA grape, with a truly American name. Old Zinfandel vines can date back to 100+ years, a big deal in American History considering that little “Prohibition-mishap”. While we are in the patriotic spirit, let us dutifully pair each of these red beauties with the all American hamburger. Okay, okay, so Zinfandel is most likely from Croatia, and hamburgers possibly originated in Germany. This is America, the land of opportunity, rebel winemaking, beautiful waves of immigrants, and endless imagination. Work with me people.
Broc Cellars, “Vine Starr”, 2014, Zinfandel, Sonoma County
Subtle red fruit of candies cherry and cranberries finishing with a hint of pepper.
For the last nine-plus years, I have been pursuing my passion/obsession for wine. Starting in Southern CA, I learned the basics of regions, varietals, and tasting techniques while serving as Marketing & Sales Manager for Winestyles locations. Following my pursuit for higher wine education, I relocated to the Bay Area in 2010 where I worked in various glamorous capacities including “slinging wine” behind the bar, and “warehouse rat” in Sonoma. I worked and studied my way to Director of Wine Events, coordinating events and tastings with local Napa and Sonoma wineries. I last served as Director of Wine managing a 48 wine by the glass tasting menu, in addition to cultivating an international bottle program. I am proudly WSET Level II Certified, and am currently continuing my pursuit of higher wine education.
I drink when I have occasion, and sometimes when I have no occasion.