Mitch Announces Winner of First CigarZin Recipe Challenge

Throughout California Wine Month, which

was September, we accepted recipes from fans through our Facebook Page of what they felt were the perfect pairings with <a href="http://www.cosentinowi”>Cosentino CigarZin. From all of the submissions, we narrowed it down to a final 3 and then Mitch chose the winner.

Fragrant floral notes of black fruit, spice and black pepper set the stage for this lush old vine Zinfandel. Extremely rich and well structured with more exotic fruit characteristics than most Zinfandels, the wine’s profile is centered on a core of ripe blackberry and boysenberry with notes of cherry kirsch, clove and pepper. The extremely approachable finish displays viagra prices dense layers of boysenberry jam and cocoa powder.

The recipes will be posted shortly on the web. In the meantime, listen as Mitch discusses the finalists’ recipes and continue to share with us some of your favorite foods that you like to eat with CigarZin in the comments below.

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Author:Mitch (Winemaker)

In 1980, Mitch Cosentino began making wine from small lots in Modesto, California. Moving his operation to Napa Valley nearly 10 years later, he pursued his dream of becoming a great Napa winemaker. His highly skilled and artistic style of winemaking has enabled him to craft award winning wines with an old world attitude. On the rare occasions that Mitch isn't at the winery, he can be found honing his skills on the golf course.

3 Responses to “Mitch Announces Winner of First CigarZin Recipe Challenge”

  1. November 12, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    HI- I own the Mass Ave Wine Shoppe Cafe & Spirits in Indianapolis and our Culinary Diva Lisa Cunningham was the 3rd place winner in your recipe contest. When can we see ALL of the recipes posted– including Lisa’s? We are VERY proud of her and she does an AMAZING job with our menu. If you are ever in the Indy area we would love to have you stop by for a bite to eat and a glass of wine. Your “Ol Red” is a customer fave!

  2. December 23, 2011 at 10:45 am #

    Hi Jill! Thanks for the comment… we just posted the recipes here:

    We were very excited about Lisa’s recipe as well… we will keep you mind when in the Indy area for sure and thanks so much for the kind words… Have a great holiday!


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