Full Review

Portlandia

Portlandia
2020 Red Blend, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
92 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$22

Portlandia
2020 Red Blend, Columbia Valley

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Garnet black color. Aromas of red and black cherry, chocolate, vanilla, and nutmeg, plum, leather, and steak sauce, and violets and garrigue with a full body and a long black raspberry, cocoa powder, plum and fig, and coconut and cedar finish. A solid rich, ripe, and fruity bottle to have around the house for any occasion or a workhorse BTG option on a wine list.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: red and black cherry, chocolate, vanilla, and nutmeg, plum, leather, and steak sauce, and violets and garrigue
Taste Flavor: black raspberry, cocoa powder, plum and fig, and coconut and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A solid rich, ripe, and fruity bottle to have around the house for any occasion or a workhorse BTG option on a wine list.

The Producer

Wine Hooligans LLC

The Producer
980 Airway Court
Santa Rosa, CA 95403
USA
1 707-527-7355

Their Portfolio

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87 Broadside 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
88 Broadside 2021 Santa Margarita Ranch, Merlot, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $17.00.
87 Broadside 2021 Chardonnay, Central Coast 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
88 Broadside 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
85 Broadside 2021 Chardonnay, Central Coast 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
87 Broadside 2021 Santa Margarita Ranch, Merlot, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
86 Cycles Gladiator 2019 Merlot, California 15% (USA) $12.00.
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87 Cycles Gladiator 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
88 Cycles Gladiator 2019 Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
88 Cycles Gladiator 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
BR Cycles Gladiator 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
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88 Cycles Gladiator 2020 Merlot, California 14.5% (USA) $13.00.
BR Cycles Gladiator 2020 Red Blend, California 15% (USA) $13.00. - Bronze Medal
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86 Cycles Gladiator 2021 Chardonnay, California 13% (USA) $13.00.
88 Cycles Gladiator 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $12.00.
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85 Cycles Gladiator 2021 Chardonnay, California 13% (USA) $12.00.
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86 Cycles Gladiator 2021 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $9.00.
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85 Portlandia 2020 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 13.5% (USA) $21.00.
85 Portlandia 2020 Pinot Noir, Willamette Valley 13.5% (USA) $21.00.
93 Portlandia 2021 Rosé, Columbia Valley 12.5% (USA) $17.00.
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88 Stephen Vincent 2019 Chardonnay, North Coast 13.5% (USA) $14.00.
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88 Stephen Vincent 2021 Pinot Noir, North Coast 14.5% (USA) $17.00.

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.