Full Review
Lagniappe Peak

Lagniappe Peak
2012 DBA Red Blend, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$60.00
Cellar Selection

Lagniappe Peak
2012 DBA Red Blend, Atlas Peak, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Opaque dark black garnet color. Bright, attractive, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate roasted nuts, black raspberry tart, cherry-orange gelato, and coconut macaroon with an oily, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a peppery, medium-long delicate spice, vanilla cream, pencil shavings, and pepper finish with silky, well-integrated tannins and moderate oak. A toothsome and vibrant red blend that is sure to please.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, fruity, oaky, rich & full & spicy & complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate roasted nuts, black raspberry tart, cherry-orange gelato, and coconut macaroon
Taste Flavor: delicate spice, vanilla cream, pencil shavings, and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Beef Stroganoff, Elk Chops, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toothsome and vibrant red blend that is sure to please.
The Producer

Lagniappe Peak Vineyards

The Producer
2700 Atlas Peak Rd
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 415-336-2476
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.