The 2015 West Wind Zinfandel was served with dinner this week at one of the Saddle Creek Wine Society Board Members home. It was a party dinner for friends in the San Francisco East Bay playing golf the next day and a few “locals”. This wine had aromas of berries and chocolate covered cherries with a hint of black pepper. It finished with berry fruit and leather flavors. It was paired with a slow Bbq’ed Tri-tip, Julian sliced baked potato casserole, fresh string beans, French bread, garden salad and a beautiful apple pie a la mode for dessert. This casserole recipe included: sour cream, cheddar cheese, onion, celery, pimento, garlic and chili powder – topped with panko breadcrumbs and Parmesan cheese. It was “over the top” with the beautifully served tri-tip. A wonderful meal-thank you Ray’s!