Full Review

Porterhouse Winery

Porterhouse Winery
2016 Reserve Lot Red Blend, Santa Ynez Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$60
Cellar Selection

Porterhouse Winery
2016 Reserve Lot Red Blend, Santa Ynez Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.4%
Brown brick red color. Aromas and flavors of exotic herbs and spices, baklava, palo santo, rose water, and cola with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, complex, long finish revealing notes of Craisins and dried apricot, salted heirloom tomato, spiced nuts, and pomegranate with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A muscular, chewy Red Blend with tantalizing waves of spice, fruit and savory flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, New World, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: exotic herbs and spices, baklava, palo santo, and rose water and cola
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of craisins and dried apricot, salted heirloom tomato, spiced nuts, and pomegranate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Lamb Chops With A Rosemary Sauce, Short Ribs, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A muscular, chewy red blend with tantalizing waves of spice, fruit and savory flavors.

The Producer

Porterhouse Winery

The Producer
2435 Briarwood Dr.
San Jose, CA 95125
USA
1 408-656-1230

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.