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Cosentino The Dark 2013

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14.5% ABV
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3.5 18 Ratings
14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The 2013 The Dark is the color of ink with aromas of juniper and spice. The lush, velvety texture is full of blackberry, cassis and plum flavors with a long finish that holds just a touch of chocolate.

The Dark can hold its own against short ribs and lamb but is equally delicious to linger over after dinner, maybe with a chunk of smoky blue.

Blend: 60% Petite Sirah, 40% Petit Verdot

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Intense blackberry aromas, along with black pepper and additional blackberry flavors, meet firm tannins on the palate to make this a bold and complex wine. While full bodied, it’s not overwhelming and it lets complex flavors from the concentrated grapes come through. Best Buy.
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Cosentino, Lodi, California
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Cosentino has been a California producer of ultra-premium wines for 23 years and in the Napa Valley for 13 years. Founded by Mitch Cosentino, the winery is known for its small, distinctive vineyard lots and "micro" approach to winemaking. Cosentino's respect for traditional methods, such as punched cap fermentation, has resulted in a somewhat non-traditional approach. The winery produces more than 30 limited production wines from more than 15 varietals.

With a distinctly Mediterranean climate featuring warm days and cool nights, the Lodi AVA in California’s Central Valley provides growers with ideal conditions for grape-growing. As most of the rain falls in winter months while vines are dormant, the risk of disease and pest problems is low and irrigation can make up for the dry conditions during harvest.

By a wide margin, Zinfandel is the most successful and widely planted variety in Lodi. Often made from old vines, these wines are robust and fleshy with ripe, plummy fruit and represent excellent value at the lower end of the price spectrum. Over 100 other varieties are grown here, ranging from the classic (Merlot, Chardonnay) to the obscure and experimental (Portugal’s Touriga Nacional, France's Picqpoul).

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With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to create complex wines with many different layers of flavors and aromas, or to create more balanced wines. For example, a variety that is soft and full-bodied may be combined with one that is lighter with naturally high acidity. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

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