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Riding Monkey | Alicante Bouschet

Perfect for Halloween!

Original price $36 - Original price $36
Original price
$36 - $36
Current price $36

One of the few red grapes with red flesh, Alicante Bouschet has often been used as a secret ingredient to embolden other red wines, or to make bathtub booze during Prohibition. Today, Alicante Bouschet is finally bottled on its own. Lovers of rich, fruit-forward reds like Shiraz, Zinfandel, and Cabernet Sauvignon take note: Alicante Bouschet is quite the find! Brambly without the spice. A wine so rich with aroma it will bring you to your knees. Only 250 bottles produced!

Delicious With

The smoky sweet flavors of this wine pair well with bold flavors like barbecue, teriyaki, carne asada and grilled vegetables.

Their Cred

Riding Monkey began as a project between two friends, Deter, a winemaker from S. Africa and Nick, an ex-medic looking for the good life, and their love of riding motorcycles. When it comes to wine, Nick and Dieter share the same belief; the value of wine is only measured by the company you share it with. The term ‘riding monkey’ refers to the rider in the side car. So they both had this crazy idea, got side cars for their bikes and made some wine – the kind they want to drink. They make delicious, premium small batch wine that doesn't take itself too seriously. It is meant to be enjoyed in the moment and shared with good company. 

Winery   Riding Monkey

Type   Alicante Bouschet

Sustainability   Organic

Origin   Nolan Ranch, Alisos Canyon, California

Alcohol   13.0%