When was the last time you were moved by a drinking experience? This layered red will leave an impression you won't soon forget. Blackberry and cranberry flavors are rounded out by tinges of cinnamon, earth, and smoke, and balanced by an acidic streak that makes beef bourguignon a natural match. Expect this deeply charming and memorable wine to stay with you long after the last pour.
Teroldego: Teroldego (pronounced te-ROHL-de-go) is a red wine grape that is grown in the Trentino-Alto Adige region in northeast Italy. Despite its relative obscurity it has been produced since least the 15th century. It is often compared to Zinfandel, which is why it thrives in California’s terroir, and these grapes are grown as far north as Shasta and as far south as the Temecula Valley. Under state law, wines labeled as “California” must contain 100% fruit grown in the state and must also be produced in California. Teroldego is a very dark full-bodied red that is a sibling of Dureza, one of the parents of Syrah. The relationship will not be surprising upon tasting the wine, as this is another very big red.