Full Review

Tomasello

Tomasello
2017 Estate, Blaufrankisch, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Pork

Category: Blaufrankisch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$18.95

Tomasello
2017 Estate, Blaufrankisch, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Lamb Pasta Pork

Category: Blaufrankisch

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.1%
Violet color. Earthy aromas of nuts roasted in a cast iron pan, dried blueberries, pencil shavings, and smoked peppercorns with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, stimulating, medium-long pomegranate compote, oven-dried tomato, ground nuts, and cedar finish with fine tannins and light oak flavor. A wonderful example of blaufrankisch with great varietal character, balance and sense of place.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Old World, Oaky, Savory & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: nuts roasted in a cast iron pan, dried blueberries, pencil shavings, and smoked peppercorns
Taste Flavor: pomegranate compote, oven-dried tomato, ground nuts, and cedar
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Braised Oxtail Ravioli, Herb Crusted Lamb Chops, Souvlaki
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A wonderful example of blaufrankisch with great varietal character, balance and sense of place.

The Producer

Tomasello Winery

The Producer
P.O. Box 440
Hammonton, NJ 08037
USA
1 609-561-0567

Blaufrankisch

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Blaufrankisch is a red wine produced from the eponymous variety in Austria. It also goes by the name of Lemberger in Germany.

The grape has high tannins and acidity; most of the wines are aged in small oak barrels to lessen the youthful bitterness. Blaufrankisch is often an intense red with flavors of mulberries, cranberries, tobacco and even cinnamon and mocha. Lighter versions that sell for a little more than $10 are ideal with grilled pork or BBQ foods, while richer, more expensive, more age worthy examples are best paired with prime rib, lamb and game.