Which single beverage type do you think garners a full 10 percent of the wine sales in America every year? Merlot, at once so deeply satisfying and highly versatile? Riesling, a product standard for efficiency and patience among its sizable community of grape harvesters? Thunderbird, redolent with the nagging suggestion that it's time you copped to reality and fumigated your bathroom? Nope—it's white Zinfandel, third most popular varietal in the U.S., routinely outselling its red counterpart by a margin of 6 to 1.“White” is a minor misnomer here—this wine is usually pinkish in color, just like lots of different seafood items. That's a convenient reminder that you need to pick up a bottle of De Loach Vineyards' 2006 White Zinfandel, especially if you're into delicacies from the deep. This one yields exactly the right sensation when it's paired with things like salmon and shrimp—the acidity brings out the flavor of the food and makes a seriously bold statement about the wine itself. Scarf down some mild cheese on the side, and your evening's complete. So was your afternoon at BevMo or some other great store, where you picked up this entry for only $7.99.De Loach is located in California's Russian River Valley, which means you're getting something from in state, and that's always a good thing. And in a way, this entry gets you in on the ground floor; De Loach has been around only since the late 1970s and is thus a baby among the world's renowned growers. But its white Zin is on a par with the best of 'em—and you'll get a fair sense of that if only you'll open your bathroom window just a crack.