Full Review

Colter’s Creek

Colter’s Creek
2017 Rocinante Red Blend, Lewis-Clark Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30

Colter’s Creek
2017 Rocinante Red Blend, Lewis-Clark Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.3% RS: <1%
Light garnet color. Aromas and flavors of white peppercorn, cedar pencil shavings, spiced dried cherry, and sandalwood incense with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, captivating, medium-length finish that shows notes of honey roasted beets, cherry cobbler, smoked nuts, and blood orange and pepper with soft tannins and light oak flavor. A distinctive and engaging red blend that is a pleasure to drink.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Savory
Aroma Aroma: white peppercorn, cedar pencil shavings, spiced dried cherry, and sandalwood incense
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honey roasted beets, cherry cobbler, smoked nuts, and blood orange and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Gnocchi Bolognese, Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A distinctive and engaging red blend that is a pleasure to drink.

The Producer

Colter’s Creek Winery, Inc.

The Producer
20154 Colter Creek Ln
Juliaetta, ID 83535
USA
1 208-874-2383

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.