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Michael Gill Cellars

Michael Gill Cellars
2017 Black Tie Estate Bottled, Alicante Bouchet, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Alicante Bouschet

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$52

Michael Gill Cellars
2017 Black Tie Estate Bottled, Alicante Bouchet, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Alicante Bouschet

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.8% RS: <1%
Deep purple color. Herbal aromas and flavors of ripe mulberry, tobacco, grape leaves, resin, and alpine herbs with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long finish with impressions of blueberry preserves, coriander, black pepper, and vanilla. A charmingly herbal and rustic Alicante Bouschet that will bewitch the open-minded and unconventional set.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Old World
Aroma Aroma: ripe mulberry, tobacco, grape leaves, resin, and alpine herbs
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with impressions of blueberry preserves, coriander, black pepper, and vanilla
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A charmingly herbal and rustic Alicante Bouschet that will bewitch the open-minded and unconventional set.

The Producer

Michael Gill Cellars

The Producer
4125 Peachy Canyon Rd
Paso Robles, CA 93446
USA
1 805-239-1668

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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