2014 Red Blend "Retro Rouge" (Joullian Vineyards)
Joullian Vineyards, "Retro Rouge", Carmel Valley, Monterey, California 201447% Zinfandel, 28% Merlot, 18% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Black Muscat CANDIED BLACK PLUM, SPICE CAKE & VANILLA, FULL & FUN A five grape platoon boldly commanded by Zin and bolstered with contributions from the three primary varieties of Bordeaux PLUS a dash of distinctive Black Muscat as a very aromatic secret weapon. While it may sound like a crowded affair, this red “Retro" regales with richness without crossing into clumsy jamminess, showcasing Zin’s outward spiciness and juicy fruit at a classical, conservative 13 and a half percent alcohol. Delve into this deliciousness! Serving Suggestions: Bison burger w/ blue cheese & blueberry barbecue sauce. Cheese-covered black bean & sweet potato casserole w/ generous smoked paprika, cumin, & sour cream.