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LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards

LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards
2018 Redtail Single Vineyard, Nero d’Avola, Jahant

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Nero d’Avola

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Certified Sustainable
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$32

LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards
2018 Redtail Single Vineyard, Nero d’Avola, Jahant

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Nero d’Avola

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14%
Dark violet color. Aromas of red licorice, wild strawberry, and incense with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a hot, nuanced, medium-long dark chocolate, chestnuts, cedar, allspice, and brandy finish with medium tannins and moderate oak flavor. A bold red with charming aromatics; this one will play well with thoughtfully paired meals.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: red licorice, wild strawberry, and incense
Taste Flavor: dark chocolate, chestnuts, cedar, allspice, and brandy
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold red with charming aromatics; this one will play well with thoughtfully paired meals.

The Producer

LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards

The Producer
1525 E Jahant Rd
Acampo, CA 95220
USA
1 209-334-9780

Their Portfolio

90 Caricature 2015 Red Blend, California 14.6% (USA) $15.00.
91 Caricature 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon, Clarksburg 14.3% (USA) $15.00.
95 Caricature 2015 Estate Grown Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 14.9% (USA) $15.00.
87 Caricature 2017 Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
85 Caricature 2017 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15.5% (USA) $15.00.
BR Caricature 2018 Red Blend, California 14.5% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Caricature 2018 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
90 Ivory & Burt 2016 Chardonnay, Lodi 13.9% (USA) $15.00.
94 Ivory & Burt 2015 Zinfandel, Lodi 14.9% (USA) $15.00.
89 Ivory & Burt 2017 Chardonnay, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $15.00.
86 Ivory & Burt 2017 Old Vine, Zinfandel, Lodi 15% (USA) $15.00.
93 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2016 Miller Vineyard, Cabernet Franc, Clarksburg 15% (USA) $32.00.
86 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 One Hundred Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Jahant, Lodi 15% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate Rosé, Sangiovese, Lodi 12% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate, Sauvignon Blanc, Lodi 12.5% (USA) $15.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 Estate, White Moscato, Clarksburg 12% (USA) $15.00.
85 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir, California 14% (USA) $20.00.
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Estate, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $15.00.
91 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Diablo Single Vineyard, Petite Sirah, Clarksburg 15% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Railroad Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
87 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2017 Thirty Eight Single Vineyard, Cabernet Sauvignon, Lodi 14.2% (USA) $32.00.
91 LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2018 Redtail Single Vineyard, Nero d’Avola, Jahant 14% (USA) $32.00.
BR LangeTwins Family Winery and Vineyards 2019 River Ranch Rosé, Aglianico, Lodi 13% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
BR LangeTwins Family Winery And Vineyards 2017 Midnight Reserve, Lodi 14.5% (USA) $40.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Sand Point Family Vineyards 2017 Merlot, Clarksburg 14% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
86 Sand Point Family Vineyards 2019 Chardonnay, California 14% (USA) $12.00.

Nero dAvola

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Nero d’Avola is a leading red variety of Sicily. It is produced in numerous locales across the island, with specialized plantings in the southeast, near the town of Noto. It is often bottled on its own, but it also works beautifully when blended with varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah. Nero d’Avola has a bright purple color, flavors of black plum and black cherry, and has moderate tannins, making it easily accessible upon release. The finest versions, however, stand the test of time and can drink well for a decade or longer. It pairs well with most red meats, game and aged cheeses.

Nero d’Avola is sometimes seen in the Noto DOC (if the grapes are from that area) or quite often in the Sicilia DOC designation.