Full Review

Corner 103

Corner 103
2018 Corner Cuvée Red Blend, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$55

Corner 103
2018 Corner Cuvée Red Blend, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of cocoa nibs, black licorice, and vanilla bean with a velvety, lively, dry full body and a warming, interesting, long finish with impressions of blueberry compote, dried sage, cracked pepper, and olive tapenade with well-integrated, firm tannins and heavy oak flavor. A complex blend with lush layers; a wine that will continue to unfold.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: cocoa nibs, black licorice, and vanilla bean
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of blueberry compote, dried sage, cracked pepper, and olive tapenade
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A complex blend with lush layers; a wine that will continue to unfold.

The Producer

Corner 103

The Producer
103 W. Napa Street
Sonoma, CA 95476
USA
1 707-931-6141

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.