Full Review
Chateau Napa

Chateau Napa
2012 Red Wine, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$36.00

Chateau Napa
2012 Red Wine, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15%
Ruby garnet black color. Bright aromas and flavors of baked berries, dark chocolate, and peppery spices with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, buoyant finish with notes of cedar, caramel cream, cracked pepper, and tomato-cherry chutney with fine tannins. A robust, spicy cabernet.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: baked berries, dark chocolate, and peppery spices
Taste Flavor: cedar, caramel cream, cracked pepper, and tomato-cherry chutney
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A robust, spicy cabernet.
The Producer

Martin Estate

The Producer
8780 Conn Creek Rd
Rutherford, CA 94573
USA
1 707-967-0300
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.