Sarah on June 26, 2013 0 Comments Wondering which wine to serve at your 4th of July BBQ this year? Looking for something versatile to pair with potato salad and ribs? Looking for something not overly sophisticated yet still respectable? Look no further than a California Zinfandel. Earthquake Zinfandel 2011 Grown exclusively in the United States and aged in American oak, this wine has most certainly proved itself as inherently American. Zinfandel is full of ripe fruit flavors and aromas that give it a jammy mouthfeel, while spice and pepper flavors give it complexity. Although this versatile wine can be paired with almost anything you choose to place on your menu, Zinfandel goes best with smoked meats. I recommend trying Michael David Winery’s Earthquake Zin 2011. Named after the San Francisco Earthquake of 1906, this Zinfandel is big and bold with concentrated flavors of ripe raspberry and spices. The word “zesty” comes to mind. However you choose to celebrate America’s Independence, let America’s Grape be a part of the action.