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Manifesto 2013 Lodi Zinfandel

Illustration by Kyle Shine

OK, how did this one slip into the Grocery Outlet wine aisle with 91 point ratings in both Wine Enthusiast and the San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition? A rich purple in the glass, the Manifesto 2013 Lodi Zinfandel ($6) brings aromas of blackberry jam, cassis and powerful barrel spice. Goji berry and currant flavors overlay with earthy characters and a strong, tannic finish. Pair this big red with a plate of bold smoked gouda and spicy Italian salami. 1700 Capitol Avenue,