If you think this is a sweet, pink wine, then you need to spend a lot more time trying different wines. Zinfandel makes a full-flavored wine with brambly blackberry flavors backed up by some black pepper spice and perhaps a hint of chocolate or violets.
Enjoy Zinfandel With:
Pair a Zin with full-flavored, spicy dishes. Its robust flavor keeps up with both nicely. The tannins in a Zinfandel are also good at cleansing the palate after a bit of foods with high fat content, such as beef.
Meat: Beef, especially in a pepper sauce, pork, and sausage