Full Review
Opaque

Opaque
2014 Darkness Red Blend, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$30.00

Opaque
2014 Darkness Red Blend, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.9%
Dark garnet color. Fruity aromas and flavors of berry compote, baking spices, and toffee with a slightly chewy, lively, fruity medium-full body and a very long blueberry pie, caramelized peaches and citrus, and spiced apples and dried berries finish with silky tannins. A wonderfully robust and fruity red blend for now or later.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: berry compote, baking spices, and toffee
Taste Flavor: blueberry pie, caramelized peaches and citrus, and spiced apples and dried berries
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderfully robust and fruity red blend for now or later.
The Producer

Riboli Family Wine Estates

The Producer
737 Lamar Street
Los Angeles, CA 90031
USA
1 323-223-1401
Other US Red
Wine Glass Zinfandel.jpg
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.
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