Full Review

Martellotto

Martellotto
2016 Il Capoccia Riserva, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$60
Cellar Selection

Martellotto
2016 Il Capoccia Riserva, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3% RS: <1%
Nearly opaque violet color. Aromas and flavors of blueberry jam, graham cracker crumbs, and leather jacket with an crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a charming, medium-long finish with chewy, earthy tannins and moderate oak. A plush Merlot driven blend packed with blue fruit notes; save it for dessert.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: blueberry jam, graham cracker crumbs, and leather jacket
Taste Flavor: blueberry jam, graham cracker crumbs, and leather jacket
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A plush Merlot driven blend packed with blue fruit notes; save it for dessert.

The Producer

Martellotto Wine Productions

The Producer
100 Los Padres Way #7
Buellton, CA 93427
USA

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.