Wine of the Month for October 2018 - Boeger Winery Zinfandel 2016 Walker Vineyard El DoradoIt is always a pleasure to write about - as well as taste - Boeger wines. The winery was established in 1972 by Greg and Sue Boeger and remains 100% family owned to this day. Greg had just graduated from UC Davis with a viticulture and ag economics degree, and converted a pear farm into a thriving grape growing winery. Today Greg’s son Justin carries out the winemaking chores with the same meticulous attention to detail. Biba Restaurant has had a Boeger wine on the Wine List since our opening in 1986.

The 2016 Walker Zinfandel is not the usual heavy, over-the-top California Zinfandel. It is dark in color, smooth in texture with a slight peppery yet mild mouthfeel and finish. It is definitely a Zinfandel worth tasting and is one of my favorites. Zinfandel generally complements Italian cuisine very nicely, and the Walker Zin is top notch. Biba and I recently enjoyed a bottle, with family of course, over dinner of Cotolette alla Milanese. It was perfect....I thought I was in Milano.

For the entire month of October 2018 we are offering the Boeger Walker Zinfandel 2016 at the reduced price of $38 per 750 ml bottle or $9.50 per glass. I think you will like this wine.