Full Review

Red Thread

Red Thread
2015 Howell Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65
Cellar Selection

Red Thread
2015 Howell Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Lamb Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Black violet color. Toasty aromas of charred vanilla bean, waxy chocolate, blistered blackberries, toasted croissant, incense, and bear claw pastry with a chewy, crisp, fruity full body and a warming, layered, medium-long pickled cassis with tarragon, polished wood, basil, and smoky pipe tobacco finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak. A lively, fruity zinfandel led blend from Howell Mountain that sips well and will play nicely at the table or in the cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: charred vanilla bean, waxy chocolate, blistered blackberries, toasted croissant, incense, and bear claw pastry
Taste Flavor: pickled cassis with tarragon, polished wood, basil, and smoky pipe tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: In 3-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Lamb Kebobs, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lively, fruity zinfandel led blend from Howell Mountain that sips well and will play nicely at the table or in the cellar.

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.