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Rotta, Red Blend, San Luis Obispo
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  Rotta, Red Blend, San Luis Obispo
Item Number:28 20 288 40
Regular Price:$18.95
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($13.45 per bottle)
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Rotta, Red Blend, San Luis Obispo
Rotta is an historic winery in Paso Robles. It's one of the first, established in 1908 but the founder actually built a winery there in Templeton in 1856. The gap in the Santa Maria Mountains that allows ocean breezes inland is why Templeton is such an ideal micro-climate for grape growing. Driving down the road the old vine vineyards just flow one into the other and just past Turley Vineyards on the left, Rotta's barn-like winery building appears. The hills around and behind the building are all full of thick-trucked old vines. This wine is one that the new owners of the winery came up with after they harvested 2012 and realized they had big quantities of fruit. In the cellars were already aging, barrels of wine from 2011 and 2010. So the decision was made to produce a blend of all of these. It consists of Zinfandel, Alicante, Petite Sirah, Cabernet Franc and perhaps dash of one or two others. The wine shows a delightfully complex nose of black cherry, plum, ginger snap, aged tobacco, licorice and cocoa. on the palate it's beautifully dry with supple tannins and bold flavors. Again there's black cherry, plums, brown spice, tobacco and dark chocolate. A perfect match for anything off the grill as well as your favorite well-spiced dished or perhaps even a fine cigar. Rotta Red is good expression of this unique terroir and a super value. Don't miss it!

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Rotta, Red Blend, San Luis Obispo
 
4.0

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          • Beef (3)

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        3.0

        Nice everyday wine

        By Tmint

        from Santa Fe, NM

        About Me Aspiring Enthusiast

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Balanced
        • Clean
        • Smooth

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Afternoon
          • Everyday

          Comments about Rotta, Red Blend, San Luis Obispo:

          Use in casual situations.

          • Pairs Well With:
          • Beef, Pizza and Pasta, Poultry

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Your House Red For the Summer BBQ Season

          By Westchester Wine Guy

          from Wine Express

          About Me Connoisseur

          Staff Reviewer

          Pros

          • Balanced
          • Smooth

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Entertaining
            • Everyday

            Comments about Rotta, Red Blend, San Luis Obispo:

            Jam packed with berry goodness, this is a pleasure to drink from start to finish. Don't let the NV scare you, it's mostly 12 juice and the past vintages adds some lovely balance and integrated oak nuances. Dark berry, dark choclate, black pepper and annisette are there on the nose and palate. Lush fruit and firm tannins give this a great mouthfeel and finish. Stock up for the summer grillin' season!

            • Pairs Well With:
            • Beef, Game
             
            5.0

            Big Blend

            By Strumerika

            from Mount Kisco, NY

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            Staff Reviewer

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                • Entertaining

                Comments about Rotta, Red Blend, San Luis Obispo:

                This is a really wow-worthy red blend that's hard to put down. Big aromas, smooth on the palate and just delightful from start to finish. Don't let the NV scare you away, they took only the best for Rotta Red Blend!

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                  I just ordered this wine and I'm looking forward to trying it! Is this a wine that would benefit from aging?
                  P.S. I love watching these virtual tastings!
                  Asked on 9/17/2014 by Craig

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                    Craig,
                    Thanks for your question and kind comments. This is a wine that drinks well right now but will continue to evolve over the next few years (2-3) revealing more nuance and expression.

                    Answered on 9/19/2014 by Josh from Wine Express
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