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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

Their Portfolio

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88 Austerity 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $16.99.
84 Austerity 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey 14.5% (USA) $16.99.
88 Austerity 2018 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Austerity 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey 14.5% (USA) $.00.
84 Black Cloud 2018 Barrel Reserve Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Centerpiece 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
85 Cloud Break 2018 Winemaker’s Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.5% (USA) $10.99.
86 Cloud Break 2018 Barrel Reserve, Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Cloud Break 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
84 Cloud Break 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
86 Creamery 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $.00.
84 Day Owl 2018 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
90 Exitus 2017 Bourbon-Barrel Aged Red Blend, California 15.9% (USA) $19.99.
87 Fireband 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
86 Fireband 2017 Barrel Reserve, Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Firebrand 2017 Barrel Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
85 Firebrand 2017 Barrel Reserve, Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
81 Firebrand 2017 Barrel Reserve Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
85 Gravelly Ford 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Gravelly Ford 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $.00.
87 Harken 2018 Barrel-Fermented, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $14.99.
88 Harken 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $.00.
92 Intercept 2018 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $.00.
92 Intercept 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey County 15% (USA) $.00.
89 Line 39 2017 Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99.
82 Line 39 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.75% (USA) $10.99.
86 Line 39 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $10.99.
88 Line 39 2017 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99.
85 Line 39 2018 Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $10.99.
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84 Line 39 2017 Merlot, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99.
90 Line 39 2018 Petite Sirah, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99.
86 Line 39 2017 Merlot, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99.
86 Line 39 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $10.99.
84 Line 39 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $10.99.
84 Magna Terra 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
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89 Robert Hall 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
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86 Root Cause 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.

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.