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Besitos NV Red Wine, California
     

Besitos
NV Red Wine, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted: 4/10/2013
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
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90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
Best Buy
Deep purple color. Aromas of tobacco, dried fruits, cedar, and clay with a fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy sour cherry and craisin finish. A really tasty and fruity everyday sipper that will cover a lot of bases.
Tasting Info
WINE Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: tobacco, dried fruits, cedar, and clay
Taste Flavor: tangy sour cherry and craisin
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity-yet-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Pairing Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A really tasty and fruity everyday sipper that will cover a lot of bases.
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.

The Producer

Rainier Wine

The Producer
2722 Eastlake Ave. E, #100
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
1 206-391-7058
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