Full Review

Flat Top Hills

Flat Top Hills
2018 Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$14
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Flat Top Hills
2018 Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of black plum, menthol, and ripe raspberry with cocoa with a tannic, crisp, dry full body and a warming, medium-long finish revealing accents of coconut, prune, cedar, and olive tapenade with chewy tannins and heavy oak flavor. Rich dark fruits and fresh finish alongside firm tannins make this a solid weeknight choice for grilled meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: black plum, menthol, and ripe raspberry with cocoa
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of coconut, prune, cedar, and olive tapenade
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now Enjoy with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Rich dark fruits and fresh finish alongside firm tannins make this a solid weeknight choice for grilled meats.

The Producer

CK Mondavi & Family

The Producer
572 Gateway Drive
Napa, CA 94558
USA

Their Portfolio

85 CK Mondavi NV White Moscato, California 11% (USA) $7.00.
BR CK Mondavi 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi NV Red Blend, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.9% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi NV White Moscato, California 11% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi 2017 Merlot, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi 2019 Chardonnay, California 13.4% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
87 CK Mondavi 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
BR CK Mondavi 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12.9% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR CK Mondavi 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
85 CK Mondavi 2018 Merlot, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
BR Ck Mondavi 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Ck Mondavi 2020 Chardonnay, California 13.4% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Ck Mondavi 2018 Merlot, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Ck Mondavi 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.6% (USA) $7.00.
BR Ck Mondavi 2020 Pinot Grigio, California 12.9% (USA) $7.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Flat Top Hills 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
86 Flat Top Hills 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
85 Flat Top Hills 2016 Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
85 Flat Top Hills 2019 Rosé, California 13% (USA) $14.00.
BR Flat Top Hills 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Flat Top Hills 2020 Rosé, California 13% (USA) $14.00.
87 Flat Top Hills 2018 Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
BR Flat Top Hills 2020 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Flat Top Hills 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Flat Top Hills 2021 Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
BR French Blue 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux AOC 12% (France) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
BR French Blue 2019 Rosé, Bordeaux AOC 13% (France) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
BR French Blue 2020 Rosé, Bordeaux Rosé 12.5% (France) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
88 French Blue 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Bordeaux AOC 12.5% (France) $14.00.
93 French Blue NV Brut Rose, Cremant de Bordeaux 12% (France) $26.00.
92 French Blue NV Brut, Cremant De Bordeaux 12% (France) $26.00.

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.