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Falkner

Falkner
2012 "Amante" Super Tuscan Style Red Wine, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$49.95

Falkner
2012 "Amante" Super Tuscan Style Red Wine, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.9%
Dark brick red color. Savory, earthy complex aromas and flavors of dried tomatoes, cherries and olives, roasted black walnuts and pecans drizzled with vanilla cream, clay and leather bound wood chair, and hint of beef bouillon with a satiny, bright, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, very long borscht, cocoa, nuts, and earth finish with moderate oak. A superb American take on the difficult to replicate artisan Italian style that is reeling with earthy, savory fruit and oak flavors.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, oaky, rich & full & savory
Aroma Aroma: dried tomatoes, cherries and olives, roasted black walnuts and pecans drizzled with vanilla cream, clay and leather bound wood chair, and hint of beef bouillon
Taste Flavor: borscht, cocoa, nuts, and earth
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Steak Tartare, Vegetable Lasagna, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A superb American take on the difficult to replicate artisan Italian style that is reeling with earthy, savory fruit and oak flavors.
The Producer

Falkner Winery

The Producer
40620 Calle Contento
Temecula, CA 92591
USA
1 951-676-8231
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.
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