Weekend Wine and Food Pairing- Zinfandel and Burgers with Jack Cheese

I have been mentioning grilling a lot over the past week because it is one of my favorite parts of summer.  There are a lot of red wine and burger combos that are really good but I want to share one combination I really enjoy.  I personally think that nothing beats a grass-fed burger topped with dry jack cheese and a spicy Zinfandel.  Something about the intermingling of those flavors makes my taste buds extremely happy!

When looking for a Zinfandel to pair, try to find a wine that features a lot of spice and fruit (but not a jammy Zin).  One Zinfandel I recommend is Napa Cellars 2010 Zinfandel.  There are flavors of cherries, currants, pepper, and cocoa with balanced acidity.  A great combination with the burgers and a very tasty Zinfandel! (B+, $18)

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