Tobin James Zinfandel 2013

A Wine for Wings!

It’s always a challenge to find a perfect wine to pair with “American Sports foods like hot dogs, hamburgers and hot wings.”  First of all one is usually partaking of the other beverage that is considered as a sports drink, Beer.  However, for Wings, I believe I have a really good wine to pair with.  One of our favorite night spots in San Diego is the Riviera Supper Club.  The reason, they have an excellent wine bar and on Wednesday’s they offer Wings specials and live Music.  It’s called Wing Wednesday and they have both sweet and hot wings on special.  Which now brings me to the wine offering.  It’s a Paso Robles wine, Tobin James “Ballistic Zinfandel” 2013.  This wine really paired with the wings nicely.  With the sweet wings it brought out the pepper notes and spice of the wine and with the hot wings it brought out the jammy fruity qualities of the wine.  As the label said, this wine goes with just about anything, and guess what, it really goes with Wings!  Keep in mind this wine goes with food and for me doesn’t stand on its own as just a drinking wine, so make sure you pair it with food, and if your ever at the Riviera on Wednesday’s, pair it with Wings!

About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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