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2016 Electric Red

2016 Electric Red
Volume: 750 mL , Alcohol: 13%

Type

Red

Blend

82% Zinfandel 14% Carignane, 2% Merlot, 2% Primitivo

Nose

Tart blackberries, overripe cherries, sweet spice and oak

Palate

A rich cherry cola and plums, plus star anise and clove spices
Acid
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Body
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Tannin
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Fruit
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More about this wine from Lodi, California
Only in America would a Dutch immigrant procure California vineyards and blend European grapes with California Zinfandel! This clash is making American juice even greater and the Van Ruiten clan has been doing it in Lodi, CA since the 1950s. The Zinfandel in this bottle comes from some of the oldest, most well-respected vines in the region.

In addition to the Zinfandel, this red wine has a blend of Merlot, Carignan and Primitivo. Carignan is a red grape native to Spain but is now primarily grown in France. Primitivo actually comes from the same ancestor as Zinfandel - a Croation grape called Crljenak - but the two have come to have very slight differences. This blend is well-structured and flavorful, bursting with ripe, red fruit and a hearty dash of warm, wintery spices.
How to drink it

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Eating...

The warm winter spices in your glass will meld perfectly with the soft, crumbly feta.

Try it with our Mediterranean Grilled Cheese recipe.