Full Review

Le Vigne

Le Vigne
2017 Ame de la Vigne, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$48

Le Vigne
2017 Ame de la Vigne, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Aromas of ripe blackberries, spiced plums, chocolate crumble, chives, and cherry preserves with a round, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a silky, intriguing, medium-long chocolate graham crackers, apple-cinnamon, honeycomb, hints of espresso, and grilled fruit finish with moderate oak flavor. Expressive aromatics jump from the glass in this juicy and satisfying Paso blend.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: ripe blackberries, spiced plums, chocolate crumble, chives, and cherry preserves
Taste Flavor: chocolate graham crackers, apple-cinnamon, honeycomb, hints of espresso, and grilled fruit
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Expressive aromatics jump from the glass in this juicy and satisfying Paso blend.

The Producer

Le Vigne Winery

The Producer
5115 Buena Vista Dr
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-227-4000

Rhone Red Varietal Blend

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
A Rhone varietal blend can be made up from any number of varieties found in France's Rhone Valley. This can be either white or red (some red Rhone blends even contain a small percentage of white grapes) and can be a true Rhone wine or one made in another country, such as the US or Australia.

While most red Rhone blends contain four or five varieties, such as Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache, one famous Rhone blend, Châteauneuf-du-Pape can contain as many as thirteen different varieties! White Rhone blends contain varieties such as Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne.

Producers in several regions of California, such as Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and Sonoma Counties produce excellent Rhone blends (especially white blends in Santa Barbara), while New York State, Washington State and Virginia are also home to vintners that make Rhone blends.

Pair red Rhone blends with spicy, hearty foods such as game and roasts, while the white tend to work best with sushi/sashimi and fusion cuisine.