Full Review

Loma del Sol Vineyards

Loma del Sol Vineyards
2008 Sonoma Mountain Red, Sonoma Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$58

Loma del Sol Vineyards
2008 Sonoma Mountain Red, Sonoma Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Meaty aromas and flavors of honeyed dried pomegranate, braised beef, herb focaccia, and chocolate yogurt with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and an effortless, interesting, medium-long finish evoking overtones of sour cherries, apple-apricot chutney, spiced nuts, and hint of pepper with chewy, soft tannins and light oak flavor. An interesting super savory and meaty red blend that will excel with braised meat and game dishes.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Savory & Old World
Aroma Aroma: honeyed dried pomegranate, braised beef, herb focaccia, and chocolate yogurt
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of sour cherries, apple-apricot chutney, spiced nuts, and hint of pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Elk Chops, Pot Roast, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: An interesting super savory and meaty red blend that will excel with braised meat and game dishes.

The Producer

Loma del Sol Vineyards

The Producer
8090 Sonoma Mtn Road
Glen Ellen, CA 95442
USA
1 707-484-1111

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.