Jen Beloz, winemaker at Prisoner Wine Company knows food trucks. The Napa Valley winery doesn't have a tasting room, so when she's presenting wines to the wine trade, she usually has a taco truck come and park in the vineyard. They taste the wines right there at a picnic table.
Best match: Blindfold with fried shrimp tacos
The bright blue truck is parked in front of Blacktop Coffee on East Third Street in the downtown Arts District. Beloz reads the chalkboard menu, which changes almost every day, and makes her order. She’s got two wines that make sense with Wes Avila’s bold flavors: The Prisoner, a heady blend of Zinfandel with Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Charbono; and Saldo, a Zinfandel sourced from vineyards all over the state, many of them dry-farmed.
Best match: Saldo with pork shoulder torta and the Prisoner with chorizo and potato taco
Best match: Cuttings with short rib tacos
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