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Whitman Express

Whitman Express
2014 The Conductor Red Blend, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .55%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14.95
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Whitman Express
2014 The Conductor Red Blend, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: .55%
Ruby black color. Aromas of dried cherry, pomegranate, dried leaves, and fine furniture with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity full body and a warming, interesting, medium-long earth, clove, and tobacco finish. A concentrated chewy red.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: dried cherry, pomegranate, dried leaves, and fine furniture
Taste Flavor: earth, clove, and tobacco
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Blackened Steak, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A concentrated chewy red.

The Producer

Valley of the Moon Winery

The Producer
777 Madrone Rd
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
USA
1 707-939-4500

Their Portfolio

85 Lake Sonoma 2014 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14.5% (USA) $30.00.
81 Lake Sonoma 2014 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley 14.1% (USA) $23.00.
85 Lake Sonoma 2014 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.4% (USA) $45.00.
87 Lake Sonoma 2013 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.4% (USA) $.00.
85 Lake Sonoma 2014 Zinfandel, Dry Creek Valley 15.1% (USA) $32.00.
89 Lake Sonoma 2015 Chardonnay, Russian River Valley 14.6% (USA) $30.00.
85 Madrone Estate 2015 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Valley 14.3% (USA) $22.00.
88 Madrone Estate 2012 Old Vine Stewart Family Reserve, Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley 15.6% (USA) $65.00.
88 Madrone Estate 2013 Estate Grown, Barbera, Sonoma Valley 14.9% (USA) $40.00.
89 Madrone Estate 2014 Estate Grown, Sangiovese, Sonoma Valley 14.6% (USA) $35.00.
86 Madrone Estate 2014 Old Vine Estate , Zinfandel, Sonoma Valley 15.6% (USA) $35.00.
89 Valley of the Moon 2014 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 14.4% (USA) $21.00.
85 Valley of the Moon 2014 Pinot Blanc, Sonoma County 14.4% (USA) $19.00.
92 Valley of the Moon 2014 Pinot Noir, Carneros 14.7% (USA) $25.00.
91 Valley of the Moon 2013 Zinfandel, Sonoma County 14.7% (USA) $20.00.
87 Valley of the Moon 2013 Pinot Blanc, Sonoma County 13.9% (USA) $.00.
88 Valley of the Moon 2013 Pinot Noir, Carneros 14.3% (USA) $.00.
88 Valley of the Moon 2012 Zinfandel, Sonoma County 15.1% (USA) $.00.
88 Valley of the Moon 2015 Bright Side of the Moon, Pinot Blanc-Viognier, Sonoma County 14.1% (USA) $19.00.
89 Valley of the Moon 2015 Chardonnay, Sonoma Coast 14.7% (USA) $21.00.
85 Whitman Express 2014 Pinot Blanc, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $.00.
91 Whitman Express 2012 The Conductor Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Whitman Express 2014 The Conductor Red Blend, Sonoma County 14.8% (USA) $14.95.

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.