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Alto Basso, Red Wine, California

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 Southern 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 fall 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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SKU: 100.NV.750.TK.AB.RW
Wine Specs
Vintage
Non Vintage
Varietal
Red Wine
Appellation
California
Alcohol %
14.9
Wine Profile
Production Notes
775 Cases Made
Winemaker Notes
57% Zinfandel, 15% Petit Sirah, 11% Dolcetto, 10% Barbera, 3% Primitivo, 15% Grenache, 1% Syrah, 1% Charbono, 1% Mourvèdre
Production
Aged 8 Months in neutral French and American Oak
Product Reviews
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Carrie
(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!

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Daisy
(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.

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

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