Full Review

Red Thread

Red Thread
2016 Red Blend, Howell Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$65
Cellar Selection

Red Thread
2016 Red Blend, Howell Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
Black ruby color. Inviting aromas of herbs de provence, mocha latte, leather, baking chocolate, vanilla scented tobacco, and boysenberry with a slightly chewy, vibrant, fruity medium-full body and a warming, intricate, very long raspberry crumble, flourless chocolate cake, smoked almonds, and honey drizzled golden raisins finish with well-integrated tannins and moderate oak flavor. A dense, complex red blend that will delight serious zinfandel connoisseurs.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky, Juicy & Smooth, Fruity & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: herbs de Provence, mocha latte, leather, baking chocolate, vanilla scented tobacco, and boysenberry
Taste Flavor: raspberry crumble, flourless chocolate cake, smoked almonds, and honey drizzled golden raisins
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A dense, complex red blend that will delight serious zinfandel connoisseurs.

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.