Full Review

Paradise Hills Vineyard

Paradise Hills Vineyard
NV St. Croix, Connecticut

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21.99

Paradise Hills Vineyard
NV St. Croix, Connecticut

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Deep purple color. Earthy, rustic aromas and flavors of barnyard earth and clay, pine, nettles, and leaves, conditioned saddle leather, and dried wild berries with a supple, racy, sourish body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long berry vinaigrette on greens, pickled sour cherries and pomegranate, and bark finish with fine, cottony tannins and heavy oak. A tart, dry, somewhat rustic red for the hunter’s table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory, Rich & Full & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: barnyard earth and clay, pine, nettles, and leaves, conditioned saddle leather, and dried wild berries
Taste Flavor: berry vinaigrette on greens, pickled sour cherries and pomegranate, and bark
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Venison, Grilled Boar, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A tart, dry, somewhat rustic red for the hunter's table.

The Producer

Paradise Hills Vineyard & Winery

The Producer
15 Wind Swept Hill Rd
Wallingford, CT 06492
USA
1 203-284-0123

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.