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Steele Wines Outcast Red, Lake County, USA

Wine Notes

Indicative blend: Syrah and Zinfandel with Petite Sirah, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot.

Average Price $22 (USD)
(Approx, ex-tax, all vintages)

Grape Variety

Petite Sirah – Syrah – Zinfandel is a bold red blend pioneered in California. The state's favorite grape, Zinfandel (Primitivo), is blended with the Rhone’s Syrah (Shiraz) and offspring Petite Sirah (Durif) in varying proportions to create this dense, dark, full-bodied blend.

Petite Sirah, Syrah and Zinfandel are known for their deep color, high alcohol and high tannins as well as their ageworthiness. The three varieties all thrive in similar climes, making them ideal blending partners. The demand for ...more

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    Viticulture takes place in the southern half of Lake County, mainly around Clear Lake, where the vines benefit from the temperature-moderating effects of the lake. The smaller AVAs of High Valley and ...more

  • California's North Coast AVA is vast, covering more than 3 million acres (1.2 million ha) of land to the north of San Francisco. Its large size should not be taken as an indicator of low quality or a lack of regional identity, however – the area is home to some of the wine world's most valuable and distinctive real estate. The Napa Valley, ...more

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