Full Review

Big Max

Big Max
2017 Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$24.99

Big Max
2017 Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of ripe blackberries, raspberry crumble bar, cracker jacks, oak chips, and black licorice with a slightly chewy, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an effortless, breezy finish that exhibits impressions of vanilla-scented candle with woody tannins and moderate oak flavor. A fruity, oaky crowd-pleaser.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: ripe blackberries, raspberry crumble bar, cracker jacks, oak chips, and black licorice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of vanilla-scented candle
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity, oaky crowd-pleaser.

The Producer or Importer

Terlato Wine Group

The Producer or  Importer
900 Armour Drive
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
USA
1 847-444-5500

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.