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Page Mill Winery

Page Mill Winery
2015 GPS Red Blend, Livermore Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: <1%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
Cellar Selection

Page Mill Winery
2015 GPS Red Blend, Livermore Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Interesting aromas of tar, black raspberry, black coffee, vanilla, and sandalwood with an lively, fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, complex, medium-long black pepper, sundried tomato, oregano, and basil finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. An inky and mysterious Rhone varietal blend that has a place at the curious wine drinker’s table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: tar, black raspberry, black coffee, vanilla, and sandalwood
Taste Flavor: black pepper, sundried tomato, oregano, and basil
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Bacon Wrapped Filet Steak, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An inky and mysterious Rhone varietal blend that has a place at the curious wine drinker's table.

The Producer

Page Mill Winery

The Producer
1960 S Livermore Ave
Livermore, CA 94550
USA
1 925-456-7676

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.