Full Review

Stone Castle Vineyards and Winery

Stone Castle Vineyards and Winery
2017 Gjergj Kastrioti, Vranac, Rahoveci Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Kosovo
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15
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Stone Castle Vineyards and Winery
2017 Gjergj Kastrioti, Vranac, Rahoveci Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: Kosovo
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: <1%
Black garnet color. Fruity aromas of pomegranate, black cassis, bubble gum, figs, cedar, and licorice with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, interesting, medium-length dried leaves and cracked pepper finish with leafy tannins. A great balance of rustic spices and fruits make this a distinctive and share-worthy wine for the western set.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: pomegranate, black cassis, bubble gum, figs, cedar, and licorice
Taste Flavor: dried leaves and cracked pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A great balance of rustic spices and fruits make this a distinctive and share-worthy wine for the western set.

The Importer

US Stone Castle Imports

The Importer
2465 Arthur Ave
Suite 2
Bronx, NY 10458
USA
1 -347-577-6617

Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other red is a large category that covers many red wines from around the globe that are made from lesser-known varieties. These include Albarossa and Ruché from Piedmont in Italy, Touriga from Virginia and numerous blended reds from California, Washington and other states in the US as well as Argentina, Chile and Spain.

Many of these reds are robust and somewhat spicy; while they can age for several years in some cases, most are meant for consumption upon release. Pair them with a variety of foods, from tapas and empanadas to barbecued beef and young sheep's cheeses.