Full Review

The Conqueror

The Conqueror
2019 Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$13
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The Conqueror
2019 Red Blend, California

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13%
Garnet black color. Aromas and flavors of black currant kringle, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and bbq burnt ends with a round, bright, dryish medium-full body and a tingling, layered, medium-long finish with accents of chocolate swiss rolls, stewed blackberries, milk chocolate covered coconut shavings, and chocolate covered blueberries. Bold and brooding yet plum and fruity, this is a confectioner’s delight.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: black currant kringle, oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, and bbq burnt ends
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of chocolate swiss rolls, stewed blackberries, milk chocolate covered coconut shavings, and chocolate covered blueberries
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Bold and brooding yet plum and fruity, this is a confectioner's delight.

The Producer

Precept Wine

The Producer
1910 Fairview Ave East, Ste 400
Seattle, WA 98102
USA
1 206-267-5252

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Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other red is a large category that covers many red wines from around the globe that are made from lesser-known varieties. These include Albarossa and Ruché from Piedmont in Italy, Touriga from Virginia and numerous blended reds from California, Washington and other states in the US as well as Argentina, Chile and Spain.

Many of these reds are robust and somewhat spicy; while they can age for several years in some cases, most are meant for consumption upon release. Pair them with a variety of foods, from tapas and empanadas to barbecued beef and young sheep's cheeses.