The best match we could come up with for a dish containing chillis, walnuts, beef, soured cream, sultanas and pomegranates was a Zinfandel, and Lytton Springs is renowned as being one of the finest. The match wasn’t bad, but the class showed through in the wine’s concentration. Opaque black-garnet core, with a mature garnet rim. Cream-vanilla opening, followed by blackcurrant jam, cinnamon, chocolate, coffee, cloves and black pepper spice on the nose. Off-dry with concentrated, damson fruit, cinnamon, milk chocolate, and a long, sweet-spice finish. Reasonable degree (medium) of structure, from the blend – both acidity and tannin. Nice.