Full Review

Falkner

Falkner
2014 Amante Super Tuscan Style Red Blend, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .03%
96 Points
Platinum Medal
Superlative
$54.95
2017 Top 3 Best US Red Wine

Falkner
2014 Amante Super Tuscan Style Red Blend, Temecula Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: .03%
Murky dusty garnet color. Aromas of crushed roses, bittersweet chocolate, and terra cotta with a vibrant, dry medium-full body and a layered, long rose hip water, stewed tomato, and clay oven bricks finish with well-integrated, dusty tannins and moderate oak. A stunning Sangiovese driven blend that captures the essence of Tuscany in a California bottle.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: crushed roses, bittersweet chocolate, and terra cotta
Taste Flavor: rose hip water, stewed tomato, and clay oven bricks
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Veal Parmesan, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A stunning Sangiovese driven blend that captures the essence of Tuscany in a California bottle.

The Producer

Falkner Winery

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

Their Portfolio

89 Falkner 2012 Riesling, Temecula Valley 11.3% (USA) $19.95.
91 Falkner 2012 Estate Grown, Rosato, Temecula Valley 11.5% (USA) $15.95.
86 Falkner 2012 Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula Valley 13.6% (USA) $19.95.
87 Falkner 2011 Rock Creek Vineyard, Syrah, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $36.95.
92 Falkner 2013 Estate Grown, Viognier, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $27.95.
90 Falkner 2010 Special Selection, Meritage, Temecula Valley 13.7% (USA) $39.95.
85 Falkner 2013 Estate Grown, Sauvignon Blanc, Temecula Valley 13.8% (USA) $19.95.
90 Falkner 2013 "Risqué", Riesling, Temecula Valley 10% (USA) $19.95.
84 Falkner 2013 "Irresistable Rosato", Temecula Valley 11.8% (USA) $15.95.
86 Falkner 2012 "Luscious Lips", California 13.9% (USA) $15.95.
89 Falkner 2013 Chardonnay, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $22.95.
91 Falkner 2012 Estate Grown, Merlot, Temecula Valley 13.8% (USA) $28.95.
92 Falkner 2011 Special Selection, Meritage, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $42.95.
91 Falkner 2013 Rock Creek Vineyard, Syrah, Temecula Valley 14.2% (USA) $38.95.
96 Falkner 2012 "Amante" Super Tuscan Style Red Wine, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $49.95.
84 Falkner 2013 Rock Creek Vineyard, Syrah, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $38.95.
86 Falkner 2015 Viognier, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $27.95.
94 Falkner 2013 Estate Grown, Merlot, Temecula Valley 13.9% (USA) $39.95.
89 Falkner 2013 "Luscious Lips" Red, California 14.5% (USA) $16.95.
84 Falkner 2014 "Luscious Lips" White, California 11.8% (USA) $16.95.
86 Falkner 2015 "Irresistible" Rosato, California 13.2% (USA) $15.95.
80 Falkner 2015 "Risque", Riesling, Temecula 12.9% (USA) $19.95.
89 Falkner 2015 Chardonnay, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $24.95.
84 Falkner 2014 Vintner’s Reserve, Sangiovese, Temecula Valley 13.7% (USA) $59.95.
84 Falkner 2015 Irresistible Rosato, Temecula Valley 13.2% (USA) $16.95.
92 Falkner 2014 Meritage, Temecula Valley 14.4% (USA) $54.95.
94 Falkner 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Temecula Valley 13.8% (USA) $39.95.
80 Falkner 2013 Luscious Lips Red, California 14.5% (USA) $17.95.
85 Falkner 2016 Luscious Lips White, California 12% (USA) $17.95.
81 Falkner 2016 Semi-Dry Irresistible Rosato, California 13.2% (USA) $17.95.
82 Falkner 2016 Risque Semi-Dry, Riesling, Temecula Valley 12.5% (USA) $21.95.
88 Falkner 2016 Chardonnay, Temecula Valley 14.5% (USA) $29.95.
96 Falkner 2014 Amante Super Tuscan Style Red Blend, Temecula Valley 13.5% (USA) $54.95.

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.