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Diversion

Diversion
2013 Majestic Red, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6% RS: .2%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$14.99
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Diversion
2013 Majestic Red, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.6% RS: .2%
Nearly opaque bright dark deep color. Lively, fruity aromas and flavors of huckleberry custard, candied yams, spiced cherries, and herb buttered muffin with a soft, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, medium-long graphite, dried flowers, and earth finish with chewy, firm, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A delicious, layered red that is a pleasure to drink.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, fruity, oaky, rich & full & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: huckleberry custard, candied yams, spiced cherries, and herb buttered muffin
Taste Flavor: graphite, dried flowers, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Teriyaki, Beef Bourguignon, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A delicious, layered red that is a pleasure to drink.

The Producer

Rainier Wine

The Producer
2722 Eastlake Ave. E, #100
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
1 206-391-7058

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.