Welcome to the most American wine on earth (it's grown almost nowhere else)!

I tend to be more favorable of California wines because I have been there so many times and they are easier for me to choose vs. a french wine because you actually know what varietal you are buying. Zinfandel is one of my favorite red wines because most of the time it has an added spice that a Merlot or Cab will not have. I prefer the ones with notes of berry and chocolate with the added spice. The jam flavor it can have really pairs well with a lot of foods. They won't get too sweet however because the spice cuts it down a bit.