Full Review

Tomasello

Tomasello
2017 Estate, Blaufrankisch, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Pork

Category: Blaufrankisch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18.95

Tomasello
2017 Estate, Blaufrankisch, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Pork

Category: Blaufrankisch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.1%
Violet color. Earthy aromas of nuts roasted in a cast iron pan, dried blueberries, pencil shavings, and smoked peppercorns with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long pomegranate compote, oven-dried tomato, ground nuts, and cedar finish with fine tannins and light oak flavor. A wonderful example of blaufrankisch with great varietal character, balance and sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Old World, Oaky, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: nuts roasted in a cast iron pan, dried blueberries, pencil shavings, and smoked peppercorns
Taste Flavor: pomegranate compote, oven-dried tomato, ground nuts, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderful example of blaufrankisch with great varietal character, balance and sense of place.

The Producer

Tomasello Winery

The Producer
P.O. Box 440
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.
84 Palmaris 2015 Reserve, Pinot Noir, Outer Coastal Plain 12.65% (USA) $25.00.
87 Palmaris 2014 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 12.6% (USA) $30.95.
89 Palmaris 2015 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $40.00.
93 Palmaris 2015 Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, Outer Coastal Plain 13.8% (USA) $40.00.
92 Palmaris 2017 Reserve, Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain 13.8% (USA) $28.95.
86 Palmaris 2014 Reserve, Petit Verdot, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $30.95.
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.
84 Tomasello 2015 Palmaris Reserve, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $25.00.
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.
85 Tomasello 2018 Aromella, Outer Coastal Plain 11.3% (USA) $15.95.
89 Tomasello 2017 Estate, Blaufrankisch, Outer Coastal Plain 12.1% (USA) $18.95.
88 Tomasello NV White Moscato with Peach Wine, American 6.8% (USA) $13.95.
92 Tomasello 2017 Estate, Syrah, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $18.95.
90 Tomasello 2017 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 13.4% (USA) $18.95.
95 Tomasello NV Blackberry Wine, New Jersey 10.5% (USA) $12.95.

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.