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Refuge & Prospect

Refuge & Prospect
2010 "Into the Void", Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
94 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$21.99
Cellar Selection

Refuge & Prospect
2010 "Into the Void", Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.2%
Dark dusty ruby color. Bright, baked, savory aromas and flavors of tomato sauce, roasted red peppers, dried berries, and cooked meat with a soft, lively, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a tingling, complex, medium-long spiced nuts, creme brulee, and cedar finish with crunchy, coating, fine tannins and moderate oak. A fun, meaty savory red that will excel with Italian dishes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy, smooth, oaky, rich & full & savory
Aroma Aroma: tomato sauce, roasted red peppers, dried berries, and cooked meat
Taste Flavor: spiced nuts, creme brulee, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Spaghetti Bolognese, Spaghetti & Meatballs, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun, meaty savory red that will excel with Italian dishes.

The Producer

Rainier Wine

The Producer
2722 Eastlake Ave. E, #100
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
1 206-391-7058

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.