Full Review

Upshot By Rodney Strong

Upshot By Rodney Strong
2019 Red Blend, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$19

Upshot By Rodney Strong
2019 Red Blend, Sonoma County

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Pasta Pork

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 14.5%
Deep purple color. Aromas and flavors of red, black, and blue fruit, blueberry yogurt, boutique of mixed flowers, and cocoa powder with a round, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, nuanced, medium-length finish conveying notes of acai and mix red berry fruit cup, eating blue berry pie in your flower garden, and skirt steak with chimichurri pairing with a suggestion of oak flavor. A fun red wine with layers of complexity but also fresh and juicy berry flavors to be enjoyed by almost wine drinker.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: red, black, and blue fruit, blueberry yogurt, boutique of mixed flowers, and cocoa powder
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of acai and mix red berry fruit cup, eating blue berry pie in your flower garden, and skirt steak with chimichurri pairing
Sweetness Sweetness: Dryish
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Baked Ham, Meat Loaf, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun red wine with layers of complexity but also fresh and juicy berry flavors to be enjoyed by almost wine drinker.

The Producer

Rodney Strong Vineyards

The Producer
11455 Old Readwood Highway
Healdsburg, CA 95448
USA
1 707-433-6521

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.