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Jason-Stephens Winery

Jason-Stephens Winery
2014 The Blend Red, Santa Clara Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$36

Jason-Stephens Winery
2014 The Blend Red, Santa Clara Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of pickled beets and peppers, spicy cranberry relish, chestnut honey, and nut brittle with a satiny, tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a sleek, stimulating, medium-long cassis, peppered nuts, cedar plank, and hint of pomegranate vinaigrette finish with well-integrated, silky tannins. A lively peppery red blend that add a zing to a savory meat dish.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: pickled beets and peppers, spicy cranberry relish, chestnut honey, and nut brittle
Taste Flavor: cassis, peppered nuts, cedar plank, and hint of pomegranate vinaigrette
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Tagine, Grilled Sirloin Tri-tips, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively peppery red blend that add a zing to a savory meat dish.

The Producer

Jason-Stephens Winery

The Producer
11775 Watsonville Rd
Gilroy, CA 95020
USA
1 408-846-8463

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.