Full Review

Zarpara Vineyard

Zarpara Vineyard
2016 Etapa Red Blend, Willcox

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$29

Zarpara Vineyard
2016 Etapa Red Blend, Willcox

Pair this wine with:
Beef Cheese Game Pasta

Category: Other US Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8%
Garnet color. Aromas and flavors of dark roasted nuts, charcoal grilled meats, blackberries in chocolate, and honey roasted tomatoes and peppers with a supple, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a seamless, amusing, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of minerals, red plum, almond skin, and roasted root vegetables with fruit tannins and moderate oak flavor. A meaty, appetizing red with lots of interesting and rewarding flavors.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Juicy & Smooth, Oaky & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dark roasted nuts, charcoal grilled meats, blackberries in chocolate, and honey roasted tomatoes and peppers
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of minerals, red plum, almond skin, and roasted root vegetables
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Roast Venison Loin , Elk Chops, Lasagna
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A meaty, appetizing red with lots of interesting and rewarding flavors.

The Producer

Zarpara Vineyard

The Producer
6777 S Zarpara Ln
Willcox, AZ 85643
USA
1 602-885-8903

Their Portfolio

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.