This is shameless, but I love Zin. I make Zin. I buy, drink, and collect Zins. So let's talk about Zin. I think a lot of dark beer drinkers would find Zin to be an excellent choice. So for me: Love the Russian River Valley Zins. Carlisle and Hartford. Amador:so many good old vineyards here. Shenandoah Valley Vineyards, Turley, Easton, Rundquist. I used to go wine tasting in Amador frequently, haven't in the last few years, need to do this again and see how things are going. Lodi: m2, Macchia, Klinker Brick. Lodi has a lot of old vine Zin vineyards, probably the most in the world. Full disclosure, I work in the Lodi wine industry. I make Zins, I love and buy the grapes from these historic old head trained, own-rooted vines. Zinfandel rules. It's California's grape.