Xik Bal Baja California Tempranillo-Grenache 2011
Other Red Blends from Mexico
You will find aromatic notes of dark-red berries, cranberries, plums, fresh strawberry jam and violets. Medium-full bodied with soft and elegant tannins.
Pairs perfectly with traditional dishes such as Cochinita Pibil, Tacos Al Pastor or pair with a Veal Scallopini.
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Alcohol By Volume GuideMost wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Wine Style Guide
Light & Crisp
- Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Fruity & Smooth
- Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Rich & Creamy
- Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.