Full Review

Bryter Estates

Bryter Estates
2013 Amoroso, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45

Bryter Estates
2013 Amoroso, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Violet color. Oaky, herbal aromas and flavors of shaved coconut, dark chocolate, dark cherry skins, dill and vanilla bean with a velvety, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long chocolate covered raspberries, Swiss mix, cedar, cigar box, and wet tobacco finish with fruit, chewy, woody tannins and moderate oak. A superlative Rioja-style wine from California, pair it with a savory roast entree and save a little for a chocolate-forward dessert

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Old World
Aroma Aroma: shaved coconut, dark chocolate, dark cherry skins, dill and vanilla bean
Taste Flavor: chocolate covered raspberries, Swiss mix, cedar, cigar box, and wet tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Veal Chops, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superlative Rioja-style wine from California, pair it with a savory roast entree and save a little for a chocolate-forward dessert

The Producer

BRYTER Estates

The Producer
PO Box 717
Napa, CA 94559
USA
1 707-363-0525

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.