2008 Neyers Zinfandel "Pato Vineyard"- I had a string of really, really disappointing Zinfandel experiences so I kind of shied away for a while, but this was everything I was looking for. This wine has that tang that I've never been able to identify other than as Zinfandel. Over-ripe blueberries, dried strawberries, sage and toasted herbs, charred marsmallow and dark, dark chocolate, coffee. Buttery midpalate. More toasted herbs and raspberry preserves in the finish. Holy crap.
Blood orange juice, natural orange soday, lime juice, and light rum combine in a heartwarming holiday punch. Ice cubes made of blood orange juice ensure that the punch stays chilly and never gets watered down.