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Dutchman Vineyard

Dutchman Vineyard
2019 Alicante Bouschet, San Joaquin County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Alicante Bouschet

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.5%
95 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$27

Dutchman Vineyard
2019 Alicante Bouschet, San Joaquin County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Alicante Bouschet

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.5%
Black garnet color. Aromas and flavors of buttery dark roasted nuts, berry fruit leather, and clay with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity full body and a smooth, charming, long finish with notes of craisins, sour cherry and tomato chutney, and herbed nuts with fine, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A rich, juicy, wide-lens red that paints a piquant, pleasure-packed picture on the palate.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, New World, Oaky, Rich & Full & Savory
Aroma Aroma: buttery dark roasted nuts, berry fruit leather, and clay
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of craisins, sour cherry and tomato chutney, and herbed nuts
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-6 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A rich, juicy, wide-lens red that paints a piquant, pleasure-packed picture on the palate.

The Producer

Dutchman Vineyard

The Producer

Alicante Bouschet

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Alicante Bouschet is a red wine made from the grape of the same name. The unusual thing about this red grape is that the color of the juice is red, unlike most red varieties, in which the juice is clear.

Alicante Bouchet is produced in several countries, especially the United States, Chile, Portugal and to a lesser extent, France and Italy. Many producers that work with the wine will use it in a blend, as in Morellino di Scansano from Tuscany. However there are stand-alone versions, especially from California. These example are very ripe with blackberry and plum flavors, rich, chewy tannins and balanced acidity. Meant to be comsumed after a few years in the bottle, pair with hearty dishes, such as stews, wild game and BBQ meats.

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