Full Review
Tradition

Tradition
2014 Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.5%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$39.00

Tradition
2014 Red Blend, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.5%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate mint, honeyed herbs and spices, and dark berry pie with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, long cherry vanilla custard, orange spice cake, toffee, and menthol lozenge finish with chewy, fine tannins and moderate oak. A supple, spicy, and vibrant red blend; very impressive.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: chocolate mint, honeyed herbs and spices, and dark berry pie
Taste Flavor: cherry vanilla custard, orange spice cake, toffee, and menthol lozenge
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Short Ribs, Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A supple, spicy, and vibrant red blend; very impressive.
The Producer

Amizetta Estate Family Winery

The Producer
1099 Greenfield Rd
St. Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 707-963-1460
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.