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Stormchaser

Stormchaser
2017 Wild Ride Red Blend, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: <1%
88 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$6.99
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Stormchaser
2017 Wild Ride Red Blend, Washington

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.2% RS: <1%
Black violet color. Aromas of rice pudding with coconut, sliced banana, blueberry jam, warm spices, and black fruit medley with a silky, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and an unusual, medium-length salted caramel, lemon myrtle, and chocolate chip cookie dough finish with moderate oak flavor. A flamboyant example from Washington with a distinctive oak presence.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Oaky
Aroma Aroma: rice pudding with coconut, sliced banana, blueberry jam, warm spices, and black fruit medley
Taste Flavor: salted caramel, lemon myrtle, and chocolate chip cookie dough
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Grilled Flank Steak with Bacon Balsamic Glaze, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A flamboyant example from Washington with a distinctive oak presence.

The Retailer

Aldi Inc.

The Retailer
1200 North Kirk Road
Batavia, IL 60510
USA
1 630-761-2259

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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.