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The Bluffer

The Bluffer
2016 Valdiguié, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13
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The Bluffer
2016 Valdiguié, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.3%
Dark garnet color. Aromas of warm spicy blueberry compote, vanilla frosted Danish, and dark chocolate mousse with a full body and a long dried sour cherries and cranberries, chocolate lemon peels, and spiced nuts finish. A full flavor bomb exploding with fruit.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: warm spicy blueberry compote, vanilla frosted Danish, and dark chocolate mousse
Taste Flavor: dried sour cherries and cranberries, chocolate lemon peels, and spiced nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A full flavor bomb exploding with fruit.

The Producer

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.