Full Review

Dilecta

Dilecta
2015 The Tiller, Central Coast

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.5% RS: .25%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$46

Dilecta
2015 The Tiller, Central Coast

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.5% RS: .25%
Dark dusty ruby color. Sweet aromas and flavors of chocolate pudding, mixed berry jam, dried fig, and tree bark with a soft, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, medium-length finish that presents notes of nutmeg, allspice, blueberries in vanilla yogurt, and violet with barky tannins and moderate oak flavor. An aromatic Grenache with nice balance of fruit, spice, and floral notes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: chocolate pudding, mixed berry jam, dried fig, and tree bark
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of nutmeg, allspice, blueberries in vanilla yogurt, and violet
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pork Chops, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An aromatic Grenache with nice balance of fruit, spice, and floral notes.

The Producer

Dilecta Wines

The Producer
1819 Oak St
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-369-9129

Their Portfolio

Rhone Red Varietal Blend

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
A Rhone varietal blend can be made up from any number of varieties found in France's Rhone Valley. This can be either white or red (some red Rhone blends even contain a small percentage of white grapes) and can be a true Rhone wine or one made in another country, such as the US or Australia.

While most red Rhone blends contain four or five varieties, such as Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache, one famous Rhone blend, Châteauneuf-du-Pape can contain as many as thirteen different varieties! White Rhone blends contain varieties such as Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne.

Producers in several regions of California, such as Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and Sonoma Counties produce excellent Rhone blends (especially white blends in Santa Barbara), while New York State, Washington State and Virginia are also home to vintners that make Rhone blends.

Pair red Rhone blends with spicy, hearty foods such as game and roasts, while the white tend to work best with sushi/sashimi and fusion cuisine.