The Havills grow Primitivo, Zinfandel, Grenache, Vermentino, Grenache Blanc, Syrah, Petite Sirah and Mourvedre sustainably without pesticides, as well as three types of olives.
Bella Grace Bella's Red Wine, Amador County 2015
The 2015 Bella's Red Wine blends 41% Barbera grapes with 38% Zinfandel, 13% Grenache, 5% Syrah and 3% Petite Sirah. Aging took place over a year and a half in Frenck oak barrels, but only a fifth of them were new. Alcohol tips 14.4% abv and the wine retails for $20.
Let it open up, and you are rewarded with a nose of cherry, leather, tobacco and clove. The palate offers black cherry, vanilla, cinnamon and allspice. It's a real showstopper, a tough thing to find at the price point. It paired beautifully with roasted rosemary chicken.
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