For some reason, I have been on a dessert wine kick of late. I am a fan of a good dessert wine but only in moderation. I very much enjoy a dessert wine to add a nice finish to a meal when a traditional dessert may not be the best choice.
The Paso Robles Wine region is comprised of 26,000 vineyard acres with over a 180 amazing wineries, producing more than 40 winegrape varieties with grape varietals from Spanish to Italian, Bordeaux to Rhône, including the area’s heritage variety Zinfandel. The styles of wine are very diverse in this distinct region.
Paso Robles Wine Country is located halfway between the two main California metropolises of Los Angeles and San Francisco. Neighboring Paso Robles along the coast are the towns of San Simeon, home to Hearst Castle, the fishing village of Morro Bay, Cambria, Harmony, and Cayucos. All are within a short drive and well worth exploring. It is part of California’s famed Central Coast. The Paso Robles wine region’s climate is perfect for the production of award-winning premium wines. A long growing season of warm days and cool evenings give rise to vibrantly ripened fruit with dynamic flavor profiles that translate beautifully into some great wines.
This what the winemaker has to say about this dessert wine:
“This unique dessert wine was crafted from select Paso Robles Zinfandel. This is a region known for producing some of the world’s finest expressions of the grape. Ripe, Jammy aromas of cherry and blackberry with spicy notes of anise, sage, pepper and cinnamon. Complex and fruity, full-bodied wine offers intense mocha and nutty flavors that give you a well balanced finish.
Serve slightly chilled with chocolate, a chocolate cake or a berry tart. Complex and fruity, this offering from Candlewood Cellars is a good find that you can enjoy today, or 20 years from now!”
With its attractive label and fabulous flavors, this port is one to put and keep in your go to wine list. I like to serve this wine with a mild blue cheese on a crostini with honey and walnuts. This combination makes for a very nice finish after dinner. This wine is also particularly good with a dark chocolate. When you think about it what more could you ask for, wine and chocolate.
Evenus Zinfandel Port Wine can only be purchased from Trader Joe’s. When I went in search of where it might be found, alas Trader Joe’s’ was it. So go grab yourself a bottle or two and take a sip. It will be something you will want to do again and again.
When you purchase this Evenus Zinfandel Port Wine 2007, I would love to hear about your experience what you served it with. Enjoy.