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Strala Vineyards

Strala Vineyards
2016 Proprietary Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$55

Strala Vineyards
2016 Proprietary Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Ruby color. Aromas of berry cobbler, black pepper, and frosted raspberry Danish with a vibrant, fruity medium-full body and an engaging, medium-long spiced plums, rosemary, and olive studded baguette finish. A big fruity red with nice grippy tannins; a dream with charcuterie.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: berry cobbler, black pepper, and frosted raspberry Danish
Taste Flavor: spiced plums, rosemary, and olive studded baguette
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A big fruity red with nice grippy tannins; a dream with charcuterie.

The Producer

Strala Vineyards

The Producer
3106 Silverado Trl
Napa, CA 94558
USA
1 707-339-2244

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.