Cold Weather Wines

Welcome back! I recently returned from a LONG trip…Las Vegas, Atlanta, Denver, Joshua Tree…whew! I’ll have more to say on that later. For now, let’s talk about Cold Weather Wines. Syrah, Mourvedre, Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon come to mind. Of course ANY wine is suitable, as long as it makes you happy. But here in Southern California, we have more hot days than cold. So it feels like a treat to have to bundle up and head over to someone’s house with a hearty bottle of Cornas [Rhone Valley, produces only 100% Syrah]. To me, this is the perfect time to try some small, Central Coast goodies. Recently BB treated us to a delightful Zinfandel from Paso Robles. 2011 Cypher, Dante Dusi Vineyard Zinfandel [photo below]