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Rombauer Vineyards 2017 El Dorado Zinfandel: I Want My Baby Back [Ribs!]

Hello Friends, 
We're midway through National Grilling Month, and I’ve been keeping my reliable Weber Kettle and Green Mountain pellet grill pretty busy. Unfortunately, Mother Nature has been busy grilling, too. I mean, July has been a real scorcher. Every time I’m outdoors, I feel like I’m being cooked (lol). Blazing hot weather aside, man cannot live off of bread and water alone. So, yes, I want my baby back ribs and a bottle of Zinfandel! 
During a recent virtual tasting hosted by Zinfandel Advocates and Producers (ZAP), the good folks at Rombauer Vineyards recommended trying ribs with their Zinfandel. Ribs are one of my favorite meats to smoke—low and slow—so it was game on! I rubbed my ribs with an apple-honey barbeque spice, smoked them with applewood, slathered them in an apple cider BBQ sauce, and cooked them using the popular 3-2-1 method (for six hours of cooking). They were so juicy and tender! 

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