Red Blend

    • 2012 50 Harvests Meritage

      I'm always honored at the opportunity to taste small production wines. I tried the 2011 50 Harvests Cabernet Sauvignon in March, a Napa wine designed to celebrate 50 years in the California wine business. That link will tell you a lot of this family's history and how they got into the winemaking business.

      Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviewsin Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot Malbec- 4 readers -
    • 2012 Vina Robles ‘Red4,’ Paso Robles

      2012 Vina Robles ‘Red4,’ Paso Robles This GSM comes with a P.S. Translation: This is a Grenache, Syrah and Mourvedre blend that also includes Petite Sirah. More accurately, this is a Petite Sirah (50%) that includes smaller portions of Grenache (20%), Syrah (20%) and Mourvedre (10%). With such expressive varietals involved, you’d expect this to be a complex cuvee, and it is.

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    • Bleecker California Red NV

      Simple and fruity with a spicy finish, an agreeable companion to everyday dishes. Brand: Bleecker is a label of Wyatt Winery, which in turn is a Polaner Selections [Wine importers with an engaging motto of “Open your mind and taste”] label that was created with the goal of producing high quality wines at affordable prices.

      the buddha in your glassin Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Franc Syrah- 1 readers -
  • Cave des Onze Communes Torrette Valleé d’Aoste 2011

    … Italy. [Close to the French Alps, the influence can be seen in the French spelling variations on the label.] Many of the vineyards are located on steep slopes resulting in all cultivation processes having to be done by hand. The modern cellar is equipped with innovative technology and produces about 350,000 bottles each year. Winemaking: The growers…

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  • 2012 Collazzi Libertà & 2009 Cune Rioja Reserva

    … unrelated wines, but these are often linked by importer or distributor, or sometimes by grape or style. Thus the pairing shown here of two hearty reds in the $20 range. 2012 Collazzi Libertà Toscana IGT 55% Merlot, 30% Syrah, 15% Sangiovese $24, 14% abv. Syrah and Sangiovese really dominate with the Merlot playing a surprisingly background role. Big…

    Ben Carter/ Benito's Wine Reviewsin Syrah Merlot- 1 readers -
  • Murrieta’s Well The Spur 2011

    … red. The nose is rich ripe dark berries, a touch of smoke, pepper, leather, mocha and raspberry jam. This is a well-balanced, medium bodied, dry red blend. It starts with blackberry, dark chocolate, softer blueberry, tart cherry and licorice. The mid-palate adds toasty oak spice, a little vanilla, exotic spice and a cooling finish of raspberry…

  • Apothic Dark Limited Release 2013

    … The Apothic Dark Limited Edition 2013 is a blend of Petite Sirah, Teroldego and Merlot sourced from more than one California grape growing AVA, but the majority of the grapes came from the Lodi AVA (east of Napa). The Dark is s limited release for E & J Gallo’s hugely popular Apothic line of Red And White blends. Teroldego is a grape usually…

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  • Budget Wine: Fecovita Broke Ass Red Wine Argentina 2013

    …” on the back. Give the winery credit for knowing its customers. Most of us can identify with being “broke ass”; that’s why we’re searching the bottom shelf. The wine is 50% Malbec and 50% Syrah with a simple but pleasing nose of dusty earth over black cherry and red plum. The palate is fruity up front with oak notes but turns thin and dry mid-palate…

    Dwight Furrow/ Edible Artsin Syrah Malbec- 2 readers -
  • Hob Nob Vineyards Wicked Red Blend 2012

    … An appropriately festive, limited edition red blend for All Hallows Eve. Winery: Deutsch Family Wine & Spirits and Les Vins Georges Dubœuf developed Hob Nob in 2007 with a goal of producing “approachable, yet stylish and sophisticated” wines. Deutsch Family was founded in 1981 by Bill Deutsch and has grown over the years with a portfolio…

  • Symington Altano Douro DOC 2011

    … Barroca [the “proportions of each vary from year to year”] Douro Portugal Bottled by Symington Family Estates 13.5% Alcohol $9 Enjoy now thru 2015 Rated 91 points by Wine Spectator Like this: Like Loading... Related This entry was posted in organic, portugal, sustainably farmed, value and tagged red blend. Bookmark the permalink.…

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  • Apothic Dark Limited Release 2013

    … A limited release, seasonal red blend with bold sweet and savoury notes, making it a good companion with both hearty dishes and rich desserts. Winery: Apothic Wines are a brand of E & J Gallo, one of the world’s largest wine producers and distributors. Founded in 1933 by brothers Ernest and Julio Gallo, it is the largest family owned…

    the buddha in your glassin Syrah Merlot- 2 readers -
  • Orin Swift Locations AR2 Red NV

    … of the Andes Mountains in Mendoza, Argentina. Aged in new French oak. Tasting Notes: Red-violet in colour with aromas of dried rose, cherry jam and coffee. Silky smooth and well balanced with juicy black currant and cherry flavours in the full body supported by silky smooth tannins, cigar box spice, chocolate and fresh coffee hints in the lengthy finish…

    the buddha in your glassin Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec- 1 readers -
  • Quick Sip: Brassfield Estate Winery 2012 Eruption

    … Today’s Quick Sip is the 2012 Eruption from Brassfield Estate Winery. Brassfield Estate Winery is located in the western section of Lake County's High Valley appellation. This red blend was produced from one of the winery’s estate vineyards, Volcanic Ridge, which is an 85-acre site that sits at 1900 – 2200 ft. elevation and is solely devoted…

    Dezel Quillen/ My Vine Spotin Syrah Malbec- 5 readers -
  • Apothic Dark – Really, Really Dark!

    …: Red blend Vintage: 2013 Alcohol: 13.5% Rating: 86 Price: $14.00 Disclosure: This wine was received as a sample. Find Apothic Dark with Snooth AppearanceAromasComplexityFlavorsFruitBalanceMouthfeelVibrancy/acidityFinishOverall impressionsValue…

    Tim Lemke/ CheapWineRatings.com- 6 readers -
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