Full Review

Pillsbury Wine Company

Pillsbury Wine Company
2017 Diva, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
85 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$45

Pillsbury Wine Company
2017 Diva, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Lamb Pork

Category: Rhône Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5%
Dusty ruby color. Aromas of chocolate cherry cookies, fig bar with carob, and smoked meats with a satiny, lively, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-length toasted almonds, strawberry preserves, and dark chocolate finish with moderate oak flavor. Nice length and chewy tannins make this a solid choice for the table; try with summer grilled meats.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: chocolate cherry cookies, fig bar with carob, hint of nail polish remover, and smoked meats
Taste Flavor: toasted almonds, strawberry preserves, and dark chocolate
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Peking Duck, Lamb Tagine, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Nice length and chewy tannins make this a solid choice for the table; try with summer grilled meats.

The Producer

Pillsbury Wine Co., LLC

The Producer
4109 E Via Estrella
Phoenix, AZ 85028
USA
1 310-508-3348

Rhone Red Varietal Blend

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
A Rhone varietal blend can be made up from any number of varieties found in France's Rhone Valley. This can be either white or red (some red Rhone blends even contain a small percentage of white grapes) and can be a true Rhone wine or one made in another country, such as the US or Australia.

While most red Rhone blends contain four or five varieties, such as Syrah, Cinsault and Grenache, one famous Rhone blend, Châteauneuf-du-Pape can contain as many as thirteen different varieties! White Rhone blends contain varieties such as Marsanne, Viognier and Roussanne.

Producers in several regions of California, such as Paso Robles, Santa Barbara and Sonoma Counties produce excellent Rhone blends (especially white blends in Santa Barbara), while New York State, Washington State and Virginia are also home to vintners that make Rhone blends.

Pair red Rhone blends with spicy, hearty foods such as game and roasts, while the white tend to work best with sushi/sashimi and fusion cuisine.