Full Review
Rock Wall

Rock Wall
2014 Rock Hound Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$16.00
Best Buy
'2017 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under'

Rock Wall
2014 Rock Hound Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
Dusty garnet color. Spicy, fruity, floral aromas and flavors of sweet pickle relish, pomegranate chutney, and lilacs with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long spiced raisins, peaches and plums, chocolate nuts and cherries, and minerals finish with well-integrated, fine tannins and light oak. A toothsome, multilayered fruit-forward red pleaser.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: sweet pickle relish, pomegranate chutney, and lilacs
Taste Flavor: spiced raisins, peaches and plums, chocolate nuts and cherries, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Parmesan Sandwich, Moussaka, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toothsome, multilayered fruit-forward red pleaser.
The Producer

Rock Wall Wine Co.

The Producer
2301 Monarch St, Bldg 24
Alameda, CA 94501
USA
1 510-522-5700
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.