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Modus Operandi Cellars

Modus Operandi Cellars
2014 Vicarious Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$55

Modus Operandi Cellars
2014 Vicarious Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Jammy aromas of stewed plum, fruit cake, and cheese danish with mixed berry topping with a chewy, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a graceful, brisk number 2 pencils, bing cherry pit, and cracked pepper finish with chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A powerful dinner companion.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: stewed plum, fruit cake, and cheese Danish with mixed berry topping
Taste Flavor: number 2 pencils, bing cherry pit, and cracked pepper
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Hamburger Steak, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A powerful dinner companion.

The Producer

Modus Operandi Cellars

The Producer
3125 St. Helena Highway
Saint Helena, CA 94574
USA
1 530-219-6199

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.