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Biltmore Estate

Biltmore Estate
2014 Red Blend, American

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: .5%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16
Best Buy
Cellar Selection

Biltmore Estate
2014 Red Blend, American

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: .5%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of warm chocolate cereal, butter roasted nuts, and pie crust with a supple, bright, fruity medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length sour cherries, chocolate nuts and orange peels, and cedar bark finish with well-integrated, chewy, fine tannins and moderate oak. A fun, chewy, chocolatey red blend that is sure to satisfy.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: warm chocolate cereal, butter roasted nuts, and pie crust
Taste Flavor: sour cherries, chocolate nuts and orange peels, and cedar bark
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own
Recipes Pairing: Veal Scaloppine, Braciole, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun, chewy, chocolatey red blend that is sure to satisfy.

The Producer

Biltmore Estate Wine Co.

The Producer
One Approach Rd
Asheville, NC 28803
USA
1 828-225-6280

Their Portfolio

89 Antler Hill 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.4% (USA) $49.99.
87 Antler Hill 2016 Chardonnay, Carneros 14.2% (USA) $30.00.
91 Biltmore Estate 2013 Chardonnay, American 13% (USA) $12.99.
87 Biltmore Estate 2013 White Blend, American 13% (USA) $13.99.
84 Biltmore Estate 2013 Red Blend, American 14.3% (USA) $15.99.
88 Biltmore Estate 2012 Pinot Noir, American 14.1% (USA) $16.99.
84 Biltmore Estate 2014 Pinot Grigio, American 13% (USA) $11.99.
83 Biltmore Estate 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, American 13% (USA) $10.99.
88 Biltmore Estate 2013 Riesling, American 12.5% (USA) $11.99.
89 Biltmore Estate 2013 White Blend, American 13% (USA) $13.99.
84 Biltmore Estate 2014 Blanc de Noir, Zinfandel, American 11% (USA) $10.99.
90 Biltmore Estate 2015 Chardonnay, American 13% (USA) $12.99.
93 Biltmore Estate 2015 Reserve, Chardonnay, North Carolina 13% (USA) $18.99.
86 Biltmore Estate 2015 Limited Release, Pinot Grigio, American 13% (USA) $16.99.
88 Biltmore Estate 2015 Pinot Grigio, American 12.5% (USA) $11.99.
90 Biltmore Estate 2014 Sangiovese, American 14.2% (USA) $18.99.
89 Biltmore Estate 2014 Petit Manseng, North Carolina 13% (USA) $17.99.
90 Biltmore Estate 2014 Syrah, American 14.2% (USA) $16.99.
90 Biltmore Estate 2015 Limited Release, Roussanne, American 12.5% (USA) $16.99.
87 Biltmore Estate 2015 Wine Club Exclusive Release, Roussanne - Viognier, American 13% (USA) $24.99.
81 Biltmore Estate 2015 Limited Release, Merlot, American 14.3% (USA) $19.99.
85 Biltmore Estate NV Century Sweet Red, American 12.5% (USA) $15.99.
88 Biltmore Estate 2013 Wine Club Exclusive, Cabernet Sauvignon - Cabernet Franc, Sonoma County 14.2% (USA) $29.99.
87 Biltmore Estate 2014 Merlot, American 13% (USA) $14.99.
88 Biltmore Estate 2015 Riesling, American 12.5% (USA) $13.00.
89 Biltmore Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, American 13% (USA) $13.00.
88 Biltmore Estate NV Century Sweet White, American 12.5% (USA) $17.00.
89 Biltmore Estate 2015 Limited Release, Chenin Blanc, American 12.5% (USA) $17.00.
90 Biltmore Estate 2015 Pinot Grigio, American 12.8% (USA) $13.00.
86 Biltmore Estate 2015 Merlot, American 13% (USA) $15.00.
83 Biltmore Estate 2016 Dry Rosé, American 13% (USA) $15.00.
88 Biltmore Estate 2015 White Blend, American 13% (USA) $15.00.
90 Biltmore Estate 2014 Red Blend, American 14.3% (USA) $16.00.
90 Biltmore Estate 2015 Pinot Noir, American 13% (USA) $17.00.
87 Biltmore Estate 2016 Chardonnay, American 13% (USA) $15.00.
84 Biltmore Reserve 2015 Viognier, North Carolina 13% (USA) $18.99.
91 Biltmore Reserve 2016 Chardonnay, North Carolina 13% (USA) $19.00.
85 Vanderbilt Reserve 2014 Cabernet Franc, Dry Creek Valley 14.1% (USA) $26.99.
91 Vanderbilt Reserve 2014 Merlot, Dry Creek Valley 14.6% (USA) $26.99.
89 Vanderbilt Reserve 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 14.2% (USA) $26.99.
93 Vanderbilt Reserve 2014 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Dry Creek Valley 14.1% (USA) $27.00.
85 Vanderbilt Reserve 2014 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Dry Creek Valley 14.2% (USA) $35.00.

Other US Red

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'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.