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Page Mill Winery

Page Mill Winery
2015 GPS Red Blend, Livermore Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$36

Page Mill Winery
2015 GPS Red Blend, Livermore Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
Dark black violet color. Aromas of tar, balsamic vinegar, dark chocolate, and raspberry jam and violet with a medium-to-full body and a medium-to-long dried dates and membrillo finish. Allow this wine plenty of time to breathe so it can reveal its dark and mysterious ways.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: tar, balsamic vinegar, dark chocolate, and raspberry jam and violet
Taste Flavor: dried dates and membrillo
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Pecorino, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Allow this wine plenty of time to breathe so it can reveal its dark and mysterious ways.

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.