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Austerity 2011 Proprietary Red Wine, California
     

Austerity
2011 Proprietary Red Wine, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted: 2/18/2013
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
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88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$16
Deep garnet purple color. Interesting aromas of dried berries, dulce du leche gelato, Asian spices, and faint jerky with a silky, fruity medium body and lively, spicy apple-cherry sauce and toasted nut finish. Tasty.
Tasting Info
WINE Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: dried berries, dulce du leche gelato, Asian spices, and faint jerky
Taste Flavor: dried berries, dulce du leche gelato, Asian spices, and faint jerky
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Pairing Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Tasty.
The Producer

Cecchetti Wine Company

The Producer
PO Box 637
Vineburg, CA 95487
USA
1 707-996-7221
Other US Red
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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass

There are little pockets of other red varieties grown throughout the US. In California, Italian varieties such as Barbera, Grignolino, Primitivo and Sangiovese can be found (the later most famously at the Atlas Peak winery in Napa). Several producers in California produce stand alone versions of such Bordeaux varieties as Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec, while Tempranillo, best known as the principal red variety of Spain’s Rioja, can also be found in small plantings in California.

Rhone varieties have become a specialty in California, especially in the Paso Robles area. Among the varieties planted here are Grenache, Cinsault, Carignano (or Carignane) and Mourvèdre.

New York State works with hybrid grapes, both French and American. Among these are Baco Noir and Marechal Foch; these are produced in small quantities.

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