Full Review
Sunstone

Sunstone
2014 "Rapsodie" Red Blend, Santa Ynez Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$45.00

Sunstone
2014 "Rapsodie" Red Blend, Santa Ynez Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.6%
Bright medium ruby color. Curious, baked aromas and flavors of stewed berries and tomatoes, roasted peppercorns, and cedar and clay with a soft, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, complex, medium-length sour cherries, lime curd, dark roasted nuts, and pencil shavings finish with chewy, woody tannins and moderate oak. A crisp, robust red blend with a chewy, snappy finish.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, juicy & smooth & oaky
Aroma Aroma: baked berries and tomatoes, roasted peppercorns, and cedar and clay
Taste Flavor: sour cherries, lime curd, dark roasted nuts, and pencil shavings
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Blackened Steak, Steak Au Poivre, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp, robust red blend with a chewy, snappy finish.
The Producer

Sunstone Vineyards & Winery

The Producer
125 N Refugio Rd
Santa Ynez, CA 93460
USA
1 805-688-9463
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.