Educating Sommeliers Worldwide.
By Beverage Trade Network
“A man will be eloquent if you give him good wine” - Ralph Waldo Emerson. Who are we to defy what a wise man once said? American wines have always been on a rise, so let’s dive into the world of wine in the United States.
Here are 10 American red wines you must stock your bars and restaurants with.
The 2014 Descendants Liegeois Dupont comes in a dark, gorgeous purple color. It has an intense mouth of dried blueberry cinnamon roll with a hint of maple bacon - Slight sweet vanilla cloves, cinnamon and just a hint of smoked cedar. Cinnamon, blueberry, and smoke on the palate that fills your mouth due to the lush texture of this wine. A nice tartness balances out the fullness and a slight taste of anise on the spicy and lush finish. A real treat, this Shiraz has a pleasant richness, yet is also noticeably delicate and elegant.
Crafted from 100% Russian River Valley fruit you will find this Pinot to have incredible depth, with a concentration of red and dark fruits.
With an ABV of 15% and a 2 year aging process, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon blend shells out aromas of dark chocolate, black cherry and roasted almonds - along with notes of black currant, all spice, and French vanilla on the palate.
Dark Horse Merlot has a robust and fruit-driven taste. Rich aromas of ripe blackberry, complemented by elegant toasted oak that imparts hints of nutmeg giving it a long, plush finish.
A 100% Cabernet Sauvignon blend whose hillside and mountain fruits are farmed by Axios Wines themselves. A bold and structured wine with a stock of toasted oak and tannin is integrated in this wine.
This bolder Pinot presents with dark fruits such as blackberry and cherry with earthier notes of vanilla, coffee, tobacco and cedar. Its nice tannin structure makes for a balanced smooth finish.
Furvus Russo, a 100% Syrah crafted in Amphorae graces the drinker with intense, aromatic, richly textured wine. It is dark purple in color with deep aromatics of blackberry, currants, spice and charcuterie.
The Cabernet Franc Reserve by White Horse Winery gives out dark fruit notes, smokey with a bite at the finish. It’s a full bodied wine, which is aged for 18 months in neutral French and American oak.
This medium hued wine shows a ruby garnet color. The aromas show bright cherry and blackberry fruit aromas with herbal, barrel toast and spice notes. The entry is pleasant and refreshing with good cherry fruit, blueberries, pomegranate and some plum. The finish is moderately full and well rounded.
The 2015 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon shows the intrinsic black stone fruit nuances and the elegant tannin structure.