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Wine Spots

Wine Spots
2014 Cuvée 38 Red Wine, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .05%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29
Cellar Selection

Wine Spots
2014 Cuvée 38 Red Wine, Napa Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: .05%
Nearly opaque garnet black color. Aromas of mixed peppercorns and red berries, bay leaf, chocolate covered berries, and tobacco with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, captivating, medium-length rhubarb conserve and rum raisin finish with silky tannins. A lip-smacking red for grilled meats or salami.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: mixed peppercorns and red berries, bay leaf, chocolate covered berries, and tobacco
Taste Flavor: rhubarb conserve and rum raisin
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Charcuterie, Grilled Pork, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A lip-smacking red for grilled meats or salami.

The Producer or Importer

Wine Spots Cellars

The Producer or  Importer
1592 Union Street #302
San Francisco, CA 94123
USA
1 415-546-2204

Their Portfolio

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86 Brass Tacks 2017 Moscato, California 12.5% (USA) $15.99.
88 Brass Tacks 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
BR Brass Tacks 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Brass Tacks 2018 Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
88 Brass Tacks 2018 Moscato, California 10% (USA) $15.00.
88 Brass Tacks 2018 Pink Moscato, California 10% (USA) $15.00.
85 Brass Tacks 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
BR Brass Tacks 2019 To the Point, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $18.00. - Bronze Medal
93 Wine Spots 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $39.00.
93 Wine Spots 2014 Merlot, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $39.00.
88 Wine Spots 2014 Cuvée 38 Red Wine, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $29.00.
88 Wine Spots 2016 Pinot Noir, Sonoma Coast 14.5% (USA) $29.00.
87 Wine Spots 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County 13.5% (USA) $25.00.
91 Wine Spots 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley 14.5% (USA) $39.00.
87 Wine Spots 2017 Merlot, California 14.5% (USA) $39.00.
86 Wine Spots 2018 Bordeaux AOC 13.5% (France) $19.00.
86 Zinfandelic 2016 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Sierra Foothills 14.5% (USA) $19.00.
88 Zinfandelic 2016 Zinfandel, Mendocino 15% (USA) $19.00.
88 Zinfandelic 2017 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Sierra Foothills 15.5% (USA) $19.99.
89 Zinfandelic 2018 Zinfandel, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $12.00.

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.