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Since most of my wine tasting reviews center around food pairings too, I’ve decided to expand my reviews to include more food reviews.

Tonight, I made a special meal, our anniversary dinner. For some, this means dinner out at a nice restaurant, for me making something special and a really nice bottle of wine is more fun and more special than eating out. I know, I’m a glutton for punishment, but I love to cook and create something amazing on a plate. The challenge comes in making something really yummy and amazing with only a few ingredients.

Tonight the menu was:

Mexican Pinwheel Flank Steak
Roasted Brussels Sprouts
Tossed Salad

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The wine I chose was a 2009 Rosenblum Zinfandel from Monte Rosso Vineyard in Sonoma County, California. This was a bottle I picked up at our local Total Wine for $35. Pricey yes, but well worth the money. The wine was a dark reddish purple color in the glass and very opaque. I could smell plums when I stuck my nose in the glass. The wine tasted like plums and vanilla, with a hint of spice, smooth and full tasting like velvet. The wine went perfectly with the flank steak.

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This wine is one of the best Zinfandels I’ve had in a long, long time and well worth the pricey price tag.

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