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Italics

Italics
2013 Sixteen Appellations Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$75
Cellar Selection

Italics
2013 Sixteen Appellations Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Inviting aromas of blueberry compote, cedar, pine, and blistered berries on grilled brioche with hazelnut toffee with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity full body and a warming, compelling, medium-long polished cedar, dried mint, ink, and pomegranate molasses finish with chewy tannins and heavy oak. A smooth, mysterious and sensuous Napa red that is a pleasure to drink.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: blueberry compote, cedar, pine, and blistered berries on grilled brioche with hazelnut toffee
Taste Flavor: polished cedar, dried mint, ink, and pomegranate molasses
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Prime Rib, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A smooth, mysterious and sensuous Napa red that is a pleasure to drink.

The Producer

Italics Winegrowers

The Producer
70 Rapp Lane
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-258-0106

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.