Chiles Valley, USA
Zinfandel Merlot Cabernet Sauvignon, 2004
The premise is easy - why keep opening expensive bottles of wine when your taste buds are shot? The 3rd Bottle was designed so that after the first two great bottles, open stuff that tastes good but is cheap! Here is the skinny: Zinfandel for the spiciness, Merlot for the softness and Cabernet Sauvignon for the firm backbone. This is a lush, full, spicy wine that will easily become one of your go-to wines for your first and second bottles as well. The fruit is all from the Napa Valley and the wine was aged in American oak for two and a half years.
Food Pairings: Hamburgers  Sirloin  Veal Chops
Pairings: Midnight Moon