1992 Topolos Alicante Bouschet
Russian River, Sonoma, California
 
WB Rating: 85

 
Alcohol by volume: 12.2%
Price at time of purchase: $10.00 (Library wine)
 
Type: Alicante Bouschet
Principal varietal(s): 100% Alicante?

Lighter colored than the opaque black-purple it was when young -- now an attractive deep red. Nicely perfumed dark cherry/currant nose, but like most "stand-alone" Alicantes a bit too clumsy to support a high pleasure level over an entire bottle. Got a little wearing at the end. But with the right kind of nuclear-density food, not bad at all. Topolos has a special focus on Alicantes, and this struck us as one of their better ones. - WB Team 2000-07-03

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