Full Review

Alexander Valley Vineyards

Alexander Valley Vineyards
2018 Homestead Red Blend, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$23

Alexander Valley Vineyards
2018 Homestead Red Blend, Alexander Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Garnet color. Aromas of roasted walnut and raspberry confection with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-length blackberry pie, red licorice, black tea, and molten chocolate cake finish. A widely-appealing, juicy red; a great stand-alone sipper or perfect pairing for summer barbecue.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: roasted walnut and raspberry confection
Taste Flavor: blackberry pie, red licorice, black tea, and molten chocolate cake
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wide-appealing, juicy red; a great standalone sipper or pairing for summer barbecue.

The Producer

Alexander Valley Vineyards

The Producer
8644 Hwy 128
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-280-8021

Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other red is a large category that covers many red wines from around the globe that are made from lesser-known varieties. These include Albarossa and Ruché from Piedmont in Italy, Touriga from Virginia and numerous blended reds from California, Washington and other states in the US as well as Argentina, Chile and Spain.

Many of these reds are robust and somewhat spicy; while they can age for several years in some cases, most are meant for consumption upon release. Pair them with a variety of foods, from tapas and empanadas to barbecued beef and young sheep's cheeses.