Full Review

Amalthea

Amalthea
NV Carmé Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27.99

Amalthea
NV Carmé Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: <1%
Bright brown brick red color. Interesting, inviting, floral aromas and flavors of fancy floral bath soap, dried cherries and apricots drizzled in chocolate, pistachio gelato, and incense and braised meat with a satiny, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, long chocolate rice bar, spiced cranberries and strawberries, pink pepper, and sweet potato puree with nuts finish with well-integrated, chewy tannins and moderate oak. A fascinating flavor ride down a fruity, spicy path.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Spicy & Complex, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: fancy floral bath soap, dried cherries and apricots drizzled in chocolate, pistachio gelato, and incense and braised meat
Taste Flavor: chocolate rice bar, spiced cranberries and strawberries, pink pepper, and sweet potato puree with nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Tea Smoked Duck, Lamb Vindaloo, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fascinating flavor ride down a fruity, spicy path.

The Producer

Amalthea Cellars

The Producer
209 Vineyard Rd
Atco, NJ 08004
USA
1 856-768-8585

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.