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Weinstock Cellar Select 2010 Alicante Bouschet - Review

Mendocino County, California

Our Selection for Wine of the Week November 21, 2011

A bottle of Weinstock Cellar Select 2010 Alicante Bouschet, our wine of the week

Weinstock Cellar Select
2010 Alicante Bouschet

Mendocino County, CA

Weinstock is part of Herzog Wine Cellars, a California wine company known as a worldwide leader in kosher wine. The company also believes in sustainable winegrowing, as well as developing the varietals best suited to a climate — even when that varietal is a lesser-known grape like Alicante Bouschet. The winery's 2010 Alicante Bouschet was grown in cool-climate Mendocino County. Classic deep purple in color, the wine offers pretty strawberry, blackberry and pomegranate on the nose, mingled with a hint of sage and a savory, gamey element. In the mouth, its tannic structure is balanced by bright, tart cranberry and pomegranate acidity. More rich, nutty flavors evolve toward the back of the palate. A wine with both savory and sweet notes, it would make an interesting and affordable choice for serving with Thanksgiving dinner (and one that will surely surprise your guests!). It would also make a nice choice to pair with classic winter comfort foods like pot roast or London Broil with Yorkshire pudding.

Rating: 13.5/20

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