If you’re a chocolate aficionado and a big rich Zine lover like I am, then I have JUST the right pairing for you! Dunning Vineyards located on the west side of Paso Robles, CA presents the perfect pairing for your next tasting or dinner: A no frosting dark chocolate cake paired with an ultra premium Paso Zin. Life doesn’t get much better or bigger than this!
Let’s start with the wine.
2009 Estate Zinfandel “Ridge Top” ($28) This rich and full-bodied wine is packed with
classic Paso Zinfandel flavors of raspberry & spice. Produced from dry
farmed vines from the top of the vineyard at 1400-foot elevations this wine
aged in French and American oak is kind to the palate featuring soft tannins
and rich concentrated flavors. 450 cases produced from a 2-acre block with a tiny production of 2 tons per acre. This wine makes friends easily, pairing well with most meat, hearyt pasta dishes, and of course big ‘ol chocolatey desserts.
Pair the Zin with this decadent no-frosting dark chocolate cake . Recipe compliments of Bob and JoAnn Dunning:
This is a winning combo for sure! Enjoy.