Full Review

Tomasello

Tomasello
2013 Estate, Blaufrankisch, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Game Pasta Pork

Category: Blaufrankisch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.8%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$18.95
Best Buy
'Best NJ Other Red'

Tomasello
2013 Estate, Blaufrankisch, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Game Pasta Pork

Category: Blaufrankisch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.8%
Dull brown brick red color. Spicy, savory aromas and flavors of fried pickle, baked cherries and mulberries, clay, and orange blossom with a supple, tangy, dry light-to-medium body and a polished, interesting, medium-length pickled beets and parsnips, cedar, craisin, and nutskin finish with well-integrated, silky, dusty tannins and light oak. A very distinctive and appetizing dry red with great savory and spices notes for the table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: fried pickle, baked cherries and mulberries, clay, and orange blossom
Taste Flavor: pickled beets and parsnips, cedar, craisin, and nutskin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food
Recipes Pairing: Duck Lasagna, Braised Rabbit, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very distinctive and appetizing dry red with great savory and spices notes for the table.

The Producer

Tomasello Winery

The Producer
225 N White Horse Pike
Hammonton, NJ 08037
USA
1 609-561-0567

Their Portfolio

92 Palmaris 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.7% (USA) $40.00.
84 Palmaris 2014 Reserve, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $25.00.
86 Palmaris 2013 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $40.00.
88 Tomasello 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.8% (USA) $29.95.
92 Tomasello 2013 Estate, Blaufrankisch, Outer Coastal Plain 11.8% (USA) $18.95.
87 Tomasello 2014 Sangiovese, Outer Coastal Plain 13.4% (USA) $18.95.
86 Tomasello 2015 Rkatsiteli, Outer Coastal Plain 12.2% (USA) $15.95.
91 Tomasello 2015 Palmaris Estate Reserve, Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain 13.9% (USA) $24.95.
88 Tomasello 2014 Palmaris Estate Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 12.6% (USA) $30.00.
87 Tomasello 2013 Palmaris Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $40.00.
93 Tomasello 2014 Palmaris Reserve, Petit Verdot, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $30.95.
90 Tomasello 2015 Sangiovese, Outer Coastal Plain 13.3% (USA) $18.95.
93 Tomasello NV Red Raspberry Wine 11% (USA) $12.95.
89 Tomasello NV Cherry Wine 9% (USA) $12.95.
91 Tomasello NV Blueberry Wine 11% (USA) $12.95.
94 Tomasello NV Cranberry Wine 9% (USA) $12.95.
88 Tomasello NV Pomegranate Wine 10% (USA) $12.95.
86 Tomasello NV Blueberry Forte 18% (USA) $12.95.
92 Tomasello NV Red Raspberry Moscato 6.5% (USA) $13.95.
90 Tomasello NV Cherry Moscato 6.5% (USA) $13.95.
88 Tomasello NV Blueberry Moscato 6.5% (USA) $13.95.
92 Tomasello NV Cranberry Moscato 6.5% (USA) $13.95.
88 Tomasello 2015 Ice Wine, Vidal Blanc, Atlantic County 13.7% (USA) $28.00.
88 Tomasello NV Blackberry Moscato, New Jersey 6.5% (USA) $13.95.

Blaufrankisch

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Blaufrankisch is a red wine produced from the eponymous variety in Austria. It also goes by the name of Lemberger in Germany.

The grape has high tannins and acidity; most of the wines are aged in small oak barrels to lessen the youthful bitterness. Blaufrankisch is often an intense red with flavors of mulberries, cranberries, tobacco and even cinnamon and mocha. Lighter versions that sell for a little more than $10 are ideal with grilled pork or BBQ foods, while richer, more expensive, more age worthy examples are best paired with prime rib, lamb and game.