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Alto Basso, Red Wine, California
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Alto Basso, Red Wine, California

On a recent visit to Florence, Italy, we came across the sign with the words Alto Basso. Translated from Italian to “High / Low,” Alto Basso takes its inspiration from both the wine styles and varietals found in the northern regions of Italy and those from the southern regions of France and Italy. The result? An elegantly soft, balanced wine with bright fruit, loads of spice and juicy acidity that makes this easy-drinking red perfect for the cool weather, with comfort food, or on its own.

Zinfandel is the backbone in this cool California table wine, and for good reason. When we set out to make our own version of the Vino da Tavola wines we tasted throughout Italy, we wanted to feature something that was unique to winemaking here in the US. While Zinfandel is certainly produced throughout the world, California Zinfandel is unlike wines anywhere else in the world. The fruit and spices are pronounced, followed by aromas of ripe blackberry, cedar, cigar box, and baking spices. Juicy raspberry and blueberry dominate at first, followed by layers of spice and sweet oak that are revealed as the wine opens up. A luxurious finish with coriander, vanilla, and caramel leaves you wanting more.

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Wine Specs
Non Vintage
Red Wine
60% neutral French and 40% neutral American oak
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Wine Profile
Production Notes
775 Cases Made
Winemaker Notes
57% Zinfandel, 15% Petit Sirah, 11% Dolcetto, 10% Barbera, 3% Primitivo, 1% Grenache, 1% Syrah, 1% Charbono, 1% Mourvèdre
Aged 8 Months in neutral French and American Oak

Product Reviews

Carrie's Gravatar
(Dec 31, 2019 at 7:04 PM)
This wine is bold and flavorful, while still very smooth, definitely my new favorite! Another stellar blend from Tank!

Daisy's Gravatar
(Jan 16, 2020 at 8:44 AM)
Yet another amazing bottle from Tank! This is an easy drinking red that is perfect for newbies and old-timers alike. Perfect for dinner parties and house warming gifts!

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Natalie Veenhof
(Jan 16, 2020 at 9:54 AM)
I opened this the other night with some friends over and we all paused after our first sips. We were convinced this red was over a hundred dollars due to its complexity and big mouth feel. All I can say is YUM YUM YUM!!

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Jane Stephens
(Jan 16, 2020 at 11:06 AM)
I honestly feel that this is my favorite Tank wine yet. It was the perfect balance from the very first sip. Wonderful paired with food or simply by itself. Could taste the fruit, vanilla and caramel tones with a perfect measure of dry (not sweet and not dry - right in the middle). The price is amazing for this one. Will buy again for sure.

(Jan 20, 2020 at 5:23 PM)
Flavor is un parallel and delicious!

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(Jan 21, 2020 at 5:17 PM)
Very smooth. Had it with dinner, but could be just a nice drinking wine with friends!

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Nichole Bryant
(Feb 24, 2020 at 6:06 PM)
Such a great find ... a balanced and smooth blend ... can’t wait to order more.

Laura's Gravatar
(May 2, 2020 at 11:41 AM)
Love this red. Bought a case and has made this time at home easier.

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Barnet L.
(May 7, 2020 at 4:20 PM)
Very interesting blend, especially with all the 1%ers. Very pleasant nose with a soft opening and a great follow. Nice big berry finish and lip smacking linger.

Jason's Gravatar
(May 11, 2020 at 10:17 AM)
My husband and I absolutely LOVE this wine! it has a nice dark texture and goes so well with steak. We bought a case to savor the moment with Alto Basso as long as we can.

Britoni's Gravatar
(May 12, 2020 at 6:15 PM)
Absolutely LOVE the ALTO BASSO Zinfandel. It is unlike any other red wine... in the best kind of way ~ Well balanced, smooth, excellent tannin structure and elegant finish. Drinks like an old world wine, starting with notes of bold fruit and hints of spice that coat your pallet throughout the entire experience. Truly decadent! Thank you, Tank Garage for always producing amazing quality wines at affordable prices :-) Cheers!

Kevin's Gravatar
(May 15, 2020 at 2:39 PM)
Sing the name just like an Aria! Start low and go high, be whimsical. Then you are set for this bottle. The flavors travel all around the Italian country side. The blend is amazing provide a great nose like the richness of an outdoor market. Chocolate and floral notes add to the sensory experience. The mouth feel is luxurious and the flavors... just like an opera. They soar and fall. Linger and engage. A balanced wine. Not to acid not to tannic. Dark cherry, plum, dark chocolate hints. Can't say enough. Try it, buy it, love it!

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Brooke Miller
(Jun 7, 2020 at 9:13 AM)
Love this wine! Smooth, medium body. Paired so well with homemade pasta and bolognese sauce!

Dan's Gravatar
(Aug 25, 2020 at 8:37 AM)
Tried a bottle and then ordered a case! It’s an approachable but balanced and complex red. Pairs with lots of dishes and would please a crowd (if that was still a thing).

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