An all-American classic. Here is a case where one has to match a dish with the intesnity of a charging sumo wrestler! The only thing to do is throw in a wine that can go toe to toe and a full blown Zinfandel is one of the few wines that can handle good, old fashioned barbecue. Not grilling now, but smoky, intense 'cue. The rich, intense, and sweetly fruited flavors of a big Zinfandel compliment the same notes found in many barbecued meats, though watch the sauces. Some can be too sweet, and others too tart, but when they're just right the flavors of smoke and sweet fruit just sing.
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