Full Review

Peirano

Peirano
2017 Illusion Red Blend, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.99
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Peirano
2017 Illusion Red Blend, Lodi

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Ruby black color. Attractive, fruity aromas and flavors of butter roasted nuts, chocolate coconut bar, and frosted huckleberry danish with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish displaying notes of raisinettes, nut brittle, dried apricot, and pepper with a suggestion of oak flavor. A juicy, super tasty, zin-led red blend with instant appeal.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: butter roasted nuts, chocolate coconut bar, and frosted huckleberry danish
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of raisinettes, nut brittle, dried apricot, and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Bacon Cheeseburger, Beef Teriyaki, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A juicy, super tasty, zin-led red blend with instant appeal.

The Producer

Peirano Estate Vineyards

The Producer
21831 N Hwy 99
Acampo, CA 95220
USA
1 209-367-1305

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.