Edmeades Mendocino County Zinfandel Food Pairing Review
One Red Wine we love here at What To Pair is Zinfandel. We find it to be such a food friendly wine that tastes great with nearly anything. Edmeades Mendocino Zinfandel is a red wine that is bursting with red cherries, strawberries, and raspberries aromas and flavours. The tannins are soft, and the finish has an amazing toasted vanilla and smoky sweetness. Below are four great dishes that this wine will taste great with.
Edmeades Zinfandel Wine with Grilled HamburgersThis is an amazing wine to pair with Grilled Hamburgers. The smoky flavours of the wine combined with the hot off the grill burgers are an amazing combination. The subtle vanilla sweetness, acidity and soft tannin mingle well with the burger flavours. This wine is bold enough to hold up to any barbecue sauce, and complicated enough to add depth to your burger experience if you prefer them naked.
Zinfandel Wine with Barbecued ChickenEdmeades Zinfandel is wonderful with anything slathered with barbecue sauce. We love it with Barbecued Chicken, as the vanilla and smoky flavours go great with the sweeter taste of the crispy chicken skin. The fruit flavours of this wine taste fresh against the backdrop of any barbecue sauce you may use.
Best wine for Chinese TakeoutChinese takeout tends to be a little sweet and often quite salty. The perceived sweetness of this wine via the fruit flavours go great with the sweet sauces you may put on your takeout dishes. Meanwhile the fruit flavours are also refreshing against the salty nature of this food. Particularly amazing with spare ribs, you’ll find this wine is also excellent with pork fried rice. The smoky flavours of this wine are exceptional with the smoky flavours of the soy sauce they often use fry this dish up with. This is a great party wine if you are serving up Chinese Takeout.
Great wine for Eggplant ParmesanEdmeades Zinfandel works well with Eggplant Parmesan as it’s acidic enough to hold its own against the tomato sauce commonly found in this dish. You never want to pair overly tannic wines with tomato sauce as they will come across as tinny and flat. Zinfandel is always a great choice for vegetarian dishes such as Eggplant Parmesan, as it is more acidic than tannic. This means it won’t fight with the veggies, but rather it plays around with their flavours, forming a new standard of deliciousness in your mouth.
Written by: Joel Baxter