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Crane Family Vineyards

Crane Family Vineyards
2013 Cavaliere Reserve Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$75

Crane Family Vineyards
2013 Cavaliere Reserve Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .5%
Ruby color. Fruity, jammy aromas and flavors of red fruit jam, sweet tobacco, and cedar box with an dry-yet-fruity body and an intricate, long subtle smoke and cinnamon stick finish with firm, grippy tannins and moderate oak. A big, inky red wine full of concentrated savory notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full, Spicy & Complex & Savory
Aroma Aroma: red fruit jam, sweet tobacco, and cedar box
Taste Flavor: subtle smoke and cinnamon stick
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese Crusted Ribeye, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big, inky red wine full of concentrated savory notes.

The Producer

Crane Family Vineyards

The Producer
1051 Borrette Ln
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-259-0175

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.