El Portal Zinfandel (2007)

el-portal-zinfandel-2007Yay! It’s Friday night and we are celebrating the close of a big work week. Tom chose this El Portal Zinfandel 2007 from California for tonight. This dark beauty has luscious ripe raspberries on the nose and dark blackberry pepper and plums on the palate.  The tannins are subdued. This is an easy-to-drink wine and that will be perfect for our dinner tonight.

I am concocting my own rendition of stir fry for dinner tonight. I took one small steak and cut it into small chunks, drizzled with olive oil, and freshly ground salt and pepper. I set that aside and chopped about 5 miniature peppers (yellow, red, and orange), 2 leeks, 12 small cherry tomatoes, and 3 cloves of garlic. I will sautee the steak, add the vegetables, and then add about 10 cups of fresh baby spinach leaves. After the spinach wilts, I will add the entire skillet of steak and vegetables to a big bowl of penne pasta. I’ll add some freshly-ground salt and pepper and voila! Yummy! Cheers and have a great weekend!


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