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Maryhill

Maryhill
2016 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Indira Red Blend, Rattlesnake Hills

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .01%
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$44

Maryhill
2016 Elephant Mountain Vineyards Indira Red Blend, Rattlesnake Hills

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2% RS: .01%
Light ruby color. Aromas of struck match and berry sorbet with a lean, soft, dryish light body and a smooth, swift strawberry, rhubarb compote, and tea finish with leafy tannins and no oak flavor. A funky earthy wine for those who don’t like fruity profiles.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky
Aroma Aroma: struck match and berry sorbet
Taste Flavor: strawberry, rhubarb compote, and tea
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky earthy wine for those who don't like fruity profiles.

The Producer

Maryhill Winery

The Producer
9774 Hwy 14
Goldendale, WA 98620
USA
1 509-773-1976

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.