Scott Del Fava, Brand Manager for V-Twin Vineyards knows that I enjoy the pleasures of a good red wine. He was nice enough to send me a couple of bottles for me to taste his new Zinfandel. Let me tell you first that as a designer I give a 10 to the cool label. Practically, it means that you will not have to hide the bottle by pouring the wine in a carafe before serving it to your best friends. But a seductive label doesn’t make a great wine. A good wine being about conviviality, I picked Mother’s Day celebration to gather an equal number of men and women whose palate are as educated as mine. For those who don’t know a Zinfandel wine is more enjoyable when served with grilled meats and spicy sauces. So, to be fair, our menu was Pepper Steaks followed by a "Tarte Tatin" (upside-down caramelized apple tart from France) and Camembert Cheese. Of course, I served this V-Twin Zin at room temperature (always at 78 F in my house) to increase the vaporization of aroma compounds, We all agreed that this wine has a lush texture, great vigor and power. We immediately identified berry aromas and flavors of raspberry that typify this red varietal of wine. This V-Twin wine was easy to drink, both smooth and very tasty from meat to cheese. As the saying goes, you never serve a cheap wine to your best friends. Without hesitation, V-Twin Zin can be served to your best buddies in and out the motorcycle community. You can order a case of this fine wine at V-Twin Vineyards. But please remember: don’t drink and ride.