Thursday, February 4, 2016

My Superbowl Wine Picks & Pairings


There's 2 halves so we have 2 wine picks for the 2016 Superbowl. How will they fair?

Anytime you talk football there is also food involved.  So the menu at the moment for the game is:

  • Smoked Baby Back Ribs
  • Chili
  • Bean Salad
  • Jalapeno popper dip
  • Cheese and crackers
I would usually prepare more, but there will most likely be only 2 of us watching the game together. Perhaps we'll have others, but at the moment as I write this it's just Paul and I.

Wine Picks: I picked out a a Zinfandel and a Malbec.  Why, because I think they pair well with what I'm serving. To me a Malbec and Zin are perfect football wines.  They go with spice, they go with meet and they go with cheese.  They are my two go to for BBQ's.

The Federalist 2014 Zinfandel - Created to salute the first President of the United States. This wine is suppose to have good tannin structure with bright acidity. Produced in the Lodi region of California with 93% Zinfandel and 7% Syrah. Aged in oak for 12 months with 25% new American Oak  SRP $17.76

Rutini 2012 Malbec from the Mendoza region of Argentina.  This is 100% Malbec aged in oak for 12 months.  80% new French Oak and 20% new American Oak. It is suppose to be full and rich with black fruits. SRP $35

Who will it be?  The Federalist or Rutini?  Denver or Carolina?
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