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Heibel Ranch Vineyards

Heibel Ranch Vineyards
2012 "Lappa’s" Napa Valley Red, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .8%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$55

Heibel Ranch Vineyards
2012 "Lappa’s" Napa Valley Red, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .8%
Nearly opaque bright dark ruby color. Bright, fruity, toasty peppery aromas of blackberries, raspberries, sandalwood & mocha, and wood smoke & pepper with a crisp, dry full body and a peppery, complex, breezy finish with firm, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: blackberries, raspberries, sandalwood & mocha, and wood smoke & pepper
Taste Flavor: peppery, complex, breezy
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Duck Confit, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Exceptional

The Producer

Heibel Ranch Vineyards

The Producer
1900 Aetna Springs Rd
Pope Valley, CA 94567
USA
1 707-968-9289

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.