Full Review

Big Red Monster

Big Red Monster
2017, 2018, 2019 Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19.99

Big Red Monster
2017, 2018, 2019 Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
Black ruby color. Aromas and flavors of cassis pie, dusty pencil shavings, bell pepper, chocolate buttercream, and moss with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length finish with notes of berry compote and spiced and pickled watermelon rind with moderate oak flavor. A bold and juicy red blend with lively spice notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Fruity
Aroma Aroma: cassis pie, dusty pencil shavings, bell pepper, chocolate buttercream, and moss
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of berry compote and spiced and pickled watermelon rind
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold and juicy red blend with lively spice notes.

The Producer or Importer

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The Producer or  Importer
421 Wando Park Blvd, Suite 200
Mount Pleasant, SC 29464
USA
1 843-881-0761

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Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other red is a large category that covers many red wines from around the globe that are made from lesser-known varieties. These include Albarossa and Ruché from Piedmont in Italy, Touriga from Virginia and numerous blended reds from California, Washington and other states in the US as well as Argentina, Chile and Spain.

Many of these reds are robust and somewhat spicy; while they can age for several years in some cases, most are meant for consumption upon release. Pair them with a variety of foods, from tapas and empanadas to barbecued beef and young sheep's cheeses.