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Wine Tasting Note: Tusk 'n Red, 2004, Mendocino County, California  Add/Read Comments



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Red WineWine Tasting Note: Tusk 'n Red, 2004, Mendocino County, California
Available from Waitrose for £9.99

What this wine has with Italy is anyones guess. This blend is far removed from anything from Italy - 45% Syrah 25% Zinfandel 13% Sangiovese 11% Petite Sirah 6% Grenache. Oh hold on, there's a little Sangiovese...

It's a nice little wine with great, humorous packaging (similar irreverence to the Goats do Roam range from South Africa). Lightly spicy, not at all sweet (as many a Californian wine can be) and surprisingly drinkable and food friendly. Not a superlative match with the Pork with Apples and Chestnuts (a white would have been my ideal) but interesting. Style-wise the Italian edge materialises with tannins and acidity more than welcoming with an Italian-food-friendly stance.

Medium bodied. Alcohol 13.5%.


Scribblings Rating - 88/100 [3.5 out of 5]




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Drats. They had this wine in my local shop this summer and I saw the label and passed on it. Should have given it a try!

This wine seems well over-priced to me... I have been waiting for a 25% off deal I am sure is due.

Your roast potatoes look properly done.

While searching the web for a wine named William Roan, from the McDowell Valley Vineyard Mendocino County California USA, I came across the review of the Tusk`n Red from the same county. Can anyone tell me where I can obtain a bottle of William Roan in the UK?

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