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Exitus

Exitus
2017 Bourbon-Barrel Aged Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.9% RS: .026%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19.99

Exitus
2017 Bourbon-Barrel Aged Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.9% RS: .026%
Ruby black color. Attractive aromas and flavors of mocha custard, berry fig tart, toasted marshmallow, and leather with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, medium-length finish with notes of creme brulee, nuts, apple, and cedar. A nicely creamy red with solid fruit and structure.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: mocha custard, berry fig tart, toasted marshmallow, and leather
Taste Flavor: creme brulee, nuts, apple, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nicely creamy red with solid fruit and structure.

The Producer

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers

The Producer
8418 S Lac Jac Ave
Parlier, CA 93648
USA
1 559-638-3544

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.