Alma de Cattleya 2019 Sonoma County Red

$ 29.99

Winemaker Notes

Layered blackcurrant, dark chocolate, and cassis burst from the glass, as structured tannin and bright, youthful acidity envelop the palate.

Pair with semi-hard aged cow’s milk with some aging like cheddar, aged Gouda, semi-hard sheep’s milk cheeses and slightly firm, soft-ripened cheeses like triple crème brie with flavors such as truffles, adding earthy notes. Excellent with grilled or smoked pork, beef, or lamb with Mediterranean spices or pasta with a hearty red sauce, braised meat, and freshly grated Parmesan cheese.

Critical Acclaim

JD 93
Jeb Dunnuck

Lots of ripe blackberries, peppery herbs, and assorted meaty notes emerge from the deep purple 2019 Red Wine, which offers medium to full body, a kiss of iron and minerality on the palate, ripe tannins, and a great finish. This is one heck of a delicious, textured red to enjoy over the coming 4-6 years or so.

WS 92
Wine Spectator
Refined and nicely structured, with handsome dark plum, licorice and peppered beef flavors that finish with fine-grained tannins. Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Drink now through 2029
WE 91
Wine Enthusiast

This blend of 64% Syrah, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 14% Merlot makes for a delightful pour. Aromas of baked black plum, cocoa and dried rose lead into a palate framed by rustic tannins that hold up those rich fruit flavors, with mace and clove adding spice. Editors’ Choice.