Full Review

Brassfield Estate

Brassfield Estate
2016 Eruption Red Blend, High Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$28

Brassfield Estate
2016 Eruption Red Blend, High Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Aromas of licorice, cola, strawberry jam, and olives with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, long graphite, dark chocolate, buttercream, and spice cake finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich and pleasing red blend with balanced layers of fruit, spice, and darkest chocolate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: licorice, cola, strawberry jam, and olives
Taste Flavor: graphite, dark chocolate, buttercream, and spice cake
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich and pleasing red blend with balanced layers of fruit, spice, and darkest chocolate.

The Producer

Brassfield Estate Winery

The Producer
10915 High Valley Rd
Clearlake Oaks, CA 95423
USA
1 707-998-1895

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.