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2014 Sidebar US Red Blend "Red Field Blend"

Winery: Sidebar

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Field Blend"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 78% Zinfandel, 10% Alicante Bouschet, 10% Petite Sirah & 2% Sangiovese, Carignane, Trousseau, Petite Bouschet, Syrah, Beclan, Tannat, Peloursin, Graciano, Plavac Mali, Palomino & Monbadon

Region: Russian River Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $34

Cases produced: 766

KWG Score: 88.7 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: February 15, 2017

Wine Review: This bright ruby colored Zin based blend from the Russian River opens with a fragrant red currant and red raspberry bouquet opens with a hint of pomegranate. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and savory. The flavor profile is red plum with notes of minerality. We also detected hints of red currant, cocoa, cranberry and cinnamon mixed in. The finish is dry and its flavors linger nicely. This wine is more pronounced on the nose than in the mouth. That is also the reason why we found it to be so food friendly. We suggested pairing it with Chinese spare ribs, lamb chops or cedar plank salmon. Enjoy - KWGTP (Previously reviewed by the Tasting Panel 2/7/16 - Also scored 89)

Winemaker Notes: Traditional Zinfandel palate-weight, not too heavy, with the added complexity of the other varietals. A superb pizza and barbeque wine: grilled or roast chicken, skirt steak & lasagna.

Organic status: not organic

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