Full Review

Loma del Sol Vineyards

Loma del Sol Vineyards
2012 Sonoma Mountain Red, Sonoma Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$48
Cellar Selection

Loma del Sol Vineyards
2012 Sonoma Mountain Red, Sonoma Mountain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Vegetables

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5% RS: <1%
Garnet black color. Fruity, savory aromas and flavors of chocolate covered berries, spiced nuts, chestnut honey, and hint of peppered jerky and licorice with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long finish displaying accents of pomegranate and pepper with light oak flavor. A warming, savory, and chewy red blend for the table now or a short rest in the cellar.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Savory & New World
Aroma Aroma: chocolate covered berries, spiced nuts, chestnut honey, and hint of peppered jerky and licorice
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of pomegranate and pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Duck With Mushroom Cream Sauce, Beef Stroganoff, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A warming, savory, and chewy red blend for the table now or a short rest in the cellar.

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.