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Heron Hill Winery

Heron Hill Winery
2013 "Eclipse", Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .01%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.99
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Heron Hill Winery
2013 "Eclipse", Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5% RS: .01%
Dull dusty garnet color. Delicate, earthy, fruity savory aromas and flavors of honeyed cherries, tomatoes on the vine, dolmades and olives, and clay with a soft, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-length spiced nuts, vanilla berry yogurt, and dried herbs finish with fine, dusty tannins and moderate oak. A nice tangy, herbal, savory red with a nice core of fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp, lively, juicy & smooth, oaky & funky
Aroma Aroma: honeyed cherries, tomatoes on the vine, dolmades and olives, and clay
Taste Flavor: spiced nuts, vanilla berry yogurt, and dried herbs
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food or on its own
Recipes Pairing: Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Sweet & Sour Pork, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A nice tangy, herbal, savory red with a nice core of fruit.

The Producer

Heron Hill

The Producer
9301 County Rte 76
Hammondsport, NY 14840
USA
1 607-868-4241

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.