Inventive Layer Cake winery sources grapes from all over the globe, creating juicy, fruit forward wines. This zinfandel from the Puglia — the heel of the boot — has ripe blueberry and jammy black cherry mixed in with earthy tar and a port-like finish. 4 stars out of 5. Sweetness=3 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $12
Taylor is a self-proclaimed Southern foodie, turned Californian food, wine, and gardening hipster.