Full Review

Kestrel

Kestrel
NV Lady in Red Edition 14 Red Blend, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18

Kestrel
NV Lady in Red Edition 14 Red Blend, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of berry-vanilla candle, black licorice, bay, and chocolate mousse with a crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a medium-length finish with overtones of plum butter. A dry and chewy Columbia Valley red; serve with beef.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: berry-vanilla candle, black licorice, bay, and chocolate mousse
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of plum butter
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dry and chewy Columbia Valley red; serve with beef.

The Producer

Kestrel Winery

The Producer
2890 Lee Rd
Prosser, WA 99350
USA
1 509-786-2675

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.