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Europa Village

Europa Village
2012 Bolero Cellars Poco Rojo, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 2.2%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$27

Europa Village
2012 Bolero Cellars Poco Rojo, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 2.2%
Medium dark ruby color. Aromas of dried dates, paprika, strawberry, and cola nut with a satiny, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, snappy raspberry coulis and chocolate candies finish with silky, fruit tannins. A fruity-sweet wine for spicy fare.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: dried dates, paprika, strawberry, and cola nut
Taste Flavor: raspberry coulis and chocolate candies
Sweetness Sweetness: Off-Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Thai Green Curry, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fruity-sweet wine for spicy fare.

The Producer

Europa Village

The Producer
33475 La Serena Way
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-506-1818

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.