Full Review

Cirque du Vin

Cirque du Vin
2013 Red Blend, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$20

Cirque du Vin
2013 Red Blend, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
Dusty garnet color. Spicy, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate coconut bar and spicy cherry pie with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, interesting, medium-long finish with impressions of chocolate raisin, gherkin, beet relish, and ground nuts with chewy, silky tannins and light oak flavor. A wonderfully mouthwatering red.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: chocolate coconut bar and spicy cherry pie
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of chocolate raisin, gherkin, beet relish, and ground nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Sauerbraten, Lamb Vindaloo, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderfully mouthwatering red.

The Producer

Peachy Canyon Winery

The Producer
2025 Nacimiento Lake Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-239-1918

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.