Full Review

Bel Vino

Bel Vino
2014 Long Valley Red, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Varietal Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: .01%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$49.95

Bel Vino
2014 Long Valley Red, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Varietal Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: .01%
Dark ruby black color. Overripe aromas of plum, eucalyptus, cedarwood, and ripe red fruit with a supple, soft, dryish medium-full body and a hot, medium-long candied raspberry, black cherry cola, vanilla spice, and oak finish with well-integrated tannins and heavy oak flavor. A silky red blend perfect for any warm night.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: plum, eucalyptus, cedarwood, and ripe red fruit
Taste Flavor: candied raspberry, black cherry cola, vanilla spice, and oak
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A silky red blend perfect for any warm night.

The Producer

Bel Vino Winery

The Producer
33515 Rancho California Rd
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-676-6414

Bordeaux Varietal Red

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
A Bordeaux varietal red is made from as many as five approved grapes in the region: primarily Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc with lesser amounts of Petit Verdot and Malbec. These wines can have one, two or even all five in the blend; this assembly of varietal produced wines of greater complexity with various fruit flavors, tannin levels, color and spice.

These Bordeaux varietal reds range from lighter-bodied examples simply designated as Bordeaux or Bordeaux Superieur, which are meant for consumption within their first three to five years to the classified growths, owned by wealthy Bordelaise, who craft very expensive wines that can age for several decades.