Wine Thursday: Leaping Horse Red Blend 2014
posted on April 19th, 2018 by Leslie Thomas
87 points ‘Best Buy’ – Wine Enthusiast
The three grapes in Leaping Horse Red Blend come from vineyards in Lodi: the Zinfandel is full, juicy and flavorful. The Merlot is soft and sweet, with a bit of herbs mixed in while the Petite Sirah gives the wine a beautiful dark red color. This medium bodied gem boasts a sweet berry profile, such as black cherries and strawberries, and an herbal note on the juicy, long finish. Leaping Horse Red Blend is ideal for hearty soups, grilled red meats, pasta dishes in marinara sauces, barbequed chicken or simply on its own. A lovely cheese plate to finish or a rich chocolate dessert is always a great option!
The Kautz family has been promoting and working with sustainable
viticulture for over 35 years. Crop reduction, leaf removal, organic
materials and drip irrigation are used throughout the vineyards to
improve the quality and intensity of flavors. Cover crops, which attract
beneficial insects are also employed. In addition, owl boxes and wood
duck boxes are placed around the vineyards and ponds helping to
preserve the surrounding habitats. These vineyards come from soils
that are sandy loam and well-drained allowing the wonderful ripeness
come through to the grapes.
Suggested Retail $11.99
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All selections are 750ml unless otherwise noted. No rain checks. While Bristol Farms takes every effort to ensure adequate supply, all offerings are subject to availability.