Full Review

Red Thread

Red Thread
2014 Estate Bottled & Grown, Howell Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .12%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65
Cellar Selection

Red Thread
2014 Estate Bottled & Grown, Howell Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .12%
Opaque deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of cassis pie a la mode, melted toffee, red clay, and maple with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-long cassis jam on toast, delicate spices, vanilla roasted nuts, and cedar finish with fine, dusty tannins and moderate oak. A very supple and elegantly styled Howell Mountain cabernet.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: cassis pie a la mode, melted toffee, red clay, and maple
Taste Flavor: cassis jam on toast, delicate spices, vanilla roasted nuts, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Filet Mignon, Grilled Ribeye With Maitre D' Butter, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very supple and elegantly styled Howell Mountain cabernet.

The Producer

Red Thread Wines

The Producer
516 Edgemont Lane
Angwin, CA 94508
USA
1 707-965-9710

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.