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WineSmith

WineSmith
2015 Ricci Vineyards, St. Laurent, Carneros

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: St. Laurent

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.8%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$40

WineSmith
2015 Ricci Vineyards, St. Laurent, Carneros

Pair this wine with:
Beef

Category: St. Laurent

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11.8%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of smoked meat, grilled berries, charcoal, and chocolate with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a delightful, medium-long finish with touches of sour cherry pit, sandalwood, and slate with crunchy tannins. A very distinctively savory and smoky earthy Austrian red with a California twist.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Funky, Savory, New World & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: smoked meat, grilled berries, charcoal, and chocolate
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with touches of sour cherry pit, sandalwood, and slate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Smoked Brisket, Braised Veal Cheeks, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A very distinctively savory and smoky earthy Austrian red with a California twist.

The Producer

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The Producer
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Santa Rosa, CA 95404
USA
1 707-237-7000

St Laurent

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
St. Laurent is a medium-bodied red from the eponymous grape that is produced in Austria, Germany and the Czech Republic. It is a juicy red with bright cherry fruit and has similarities to both Gamay and Pinot Noir; acidity is tart and tannins are not heavy. This is not a wine to age so consume it fresh with veal or pork.