Full Review

Auburn Road

Auburn Road
NV American Red "Winemaker’s Blend"

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$15
Best Buy
'Best NJ Red Blend'

Auburn Road
NV American Red "Winemaker’s Blend"

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .5%
Burnt sienna color. Roasted aromas and flavors of dark roasted nuts, cocoa, berry pie crust, and toasty cedar with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, mocha and craisin finish with well-integrated, soft, dusty tannins and moderate oak. An attractive smooth, nutty red with fine balance of savory flavors and toasty oak.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dark roasted nuts, cocoa, berry pie crust, and toasty cedar
Taste Flavor: mocha and craisin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Blackened Steak, Lasagna, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An attractive smooth, nutty red with fine balance of savory flavors and toasty oak.

The Producer

Auburn Road Vineyards

The Producer
117 Sharptown-Auburn Rd
Pilesgrove, NJ 08098
USA
1 856-769-9463

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.