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Europa Village

Europa Village
2014 Vienza Estate Wine, Montepulciano, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.4%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$34

Europa Village
2014 Vienza Estate Wine, Montepulciano, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.4%
Garnet color. Aromas of cranberry, strawberry preserve, and mocha with a supple, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, captivating, medium-long mineral, thyme, and spice cake finish with well-integrated tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor. A simple but delicious wine that has a great backbone of minerality.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: cranberry, strawberry preserve, and mocha
Taste Flavor: mineral, thyme, and spice cake
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Mushroom Spatzel, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A simple but delicious wine that has a great backbone of minerality.

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.