Full Review

Adastra

Adastra
2016 Ed’s Red Blend, Napa County - El Dorado County - Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22.99

Adastra
2016 Ed’s Red Blend, Napa County - El Dorado County - Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.7%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of raspberry macaron, rose hip jam, mulberry cobbler, and anise with a satiny, lively, fruity medium-to-full body and an even, appealing, medium-long finish that shows notes of rosemary and chocolate cookies with a suggestion of oak flavor. Effortlessly drinkable, this wine offers can’t-get-enough notes of delicious forest fruits and distinctive spice.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: raspberry macaron, rose hip jam, mulberry cobbler, and anise
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of rosemary and chocolate cookies
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Effortlessly drinkable, this wine offers can't-get-enough notes of delicious forest fruits and distinctive spice.

The Producer

Adastra Wines

The Producer
2545 Las Amigas Rd
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 707-255-4818

Other US Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
'Other Red' is a catch-all category for both uncommon grape varietals and uncommon combinations of varietals. There are little pockets of other red varietals grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varietals such as Barbera, Gignolino, Primitivo, and Nebbiolo and esoteric Rhone varietals like Cinsault and Carignano can be found. Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in the Southwest where hot grown conditions favor the grape. Many producers throughout the US produce blends of Bordeaux with non-Bordeaux varietals such as Zinfandel, Petit Sirah, Syrah and even hybrids like Chambourcin that fall under our Other US Red category.