Full Review

Black Mesa

Black Mesa
2015 Burd, Montepulciano, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29

Black Mesa
2015 Burd, Montepulciano, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Dark burnt sienna color. Aromas and flavors of black cassis, raspberry-rhubarb tart, white flowers, Tuscan beans, pine, and warm focaccia with olives with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish with shades of violet, slate, roasted almonds in dark chocolate, and leather with light oak flavor. A balanced, complex, dead ringer for Italian Montepulciano; this excellent wine will elevate your meals, surprising and delighting lovers of Italian wines; drink now!

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style:
Aroma Aroma: black cassis, raspberry-rhubarb tart, white flowers, tuscan beans, pine, and warm focaccia with olives
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of violet, slate, roasted almonds in dark chocolate, and leather
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A balanced, complex, dead ringer for Italian Montepulciano; this excellent wine will elevate your meals, surprising and delighting lovers of Italian wines; drink now!

The Producer

Black Mesa Winery

The Producer
PO Box 308
Velarde, NM 87582
USA
1 505-852-2820

Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other red is a large category that covers many red wines from around the globe that are made from lesser-known varieties. These include Albarossa and Ruché from Piedmont in Italy, Touriga from Virginia and numerous blended reds from California, Washington and other states in the US as well as Argentina, Chile and Spain.

Many of these reds are robust and somewhat spicy; while they can age for several years in some cases, most are meant for consumption upon release. Pair them with a variety of foods, from tapas and empanadas to barbecued beef and young sheep's cheeses.