Red Blends

    The Best Box Wines - Alain Jaume & Fils Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2012

    A dynamite daily drinker. A blend of 60% Grenache and 40% Syrah from Cotes du Rhone, France. SRP of $43 and available for as low as $35. Imported by Kysela Pere Et Fils. Sample submitted for review. From the box: Since 1826, from father to son, we have been following a philosophy with simple principles: "A great wine is made with perfect quality grapes yielding an expression of the earth.

    8 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

    Tess Red And White Blend - Who Spiked The Fruit Punch?

    A highly quaffable blend of red AND white varieties. A non-vintage blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Petit Verdot from Napa Valley, California. SRP of $20 and available for as low as $13. Sample submitted for review. From the bottle: "Tess means harvest.

    6 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      Quinta Do Portal Colheita Tinto 2011 - A Killer Combo

      The Reverse Wine Snob - - 5 readers - Portugal + Costco = Extreme Value. 60% Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), 25% Touriga Nacional and 15% Touriga Franca from Douro, Portugal. SRP of $18 and available for just $12.99 at Costco. 98,000 bottles produced. Imported by M Imports. From the bottle: "This wine is produced using traditional Portuguese grape varieties - Tinta Roriz (60%), Touriga Nacional (25%) and Touriga Franca ...

      Saved Red Wine 2012 - Full Throttle

      The Reverse Wine Snob - - 4 readers - A quick break from our Breaking Into The Box series to bring you this special deal... Better strap yourself in for this one. A blend of 31% Zinfandel, 23% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah, 11% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Mixed Blacks, 1% Ruby Cabernet and 1% Syrah from a who's who list of regions in California: 28% Monterey, 18% Dry Creek, 15% Mendocino, 16% Alexander Va ...

      Chateau Saint Julian Bordeaux Superieur 2010 - Bordeaux For The Rest Of Us

      The Reverse Wine Snob - - 4 readers - Includes an explanation of the Bordeaux Superieur designation. Fantastique! 60% Merlot, 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Cabernet Franc from Entre-deux-Mers, Bordeaux, France. SRP of $17 and available for as low as $12. Imported by Michael Skurnik Wines. Sample submitted for review. From the bottle: "While the image of Bordeaux is formed by the prestige of the Classified Growth ...

      Tuella Douro 2012 - A Trader Joe's $5.99 Hot Pick

      The Reverse Wine Snob - - 2 readers - Just be sure to let it breathe! A blend of Touriga Franca, Tinta Barroca and Tinto Cao from Douro, Portugal. Available for $5.99 exclusively at Trader Joe's. From the bottle: "Tuella is made by the Symington family, in the Douro Valley, from native Portuguese grape varieties. The Symingtons have been making fine Douro wines for over 100 years.

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      Saved Red Wine 2012 - Full Throttle

      …A quick break from our Breaking Into The Box series to bring you this special deal... Better strap yourself in for this one. A blend of 31% Zinfandel, 23% Carignane, 12% Petite Sirah, 11% Malbec, 10% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 2% Mixed Blacks, 1% Ruby Cabernet and 1% Syrah from a who's who list of regions in California: 28% Monterey, 18% Dry Creek…

      4 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      The Best Box Wines - Alain Jaume & Fils Grand Veneur Cotes du Rhone Reserve 2012

      …-Vaglio Serra Piemonte Barbera 2012 Big House White Blend 2013 Many more to come, see the full list here. See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here. Taste Rating: 8 Cost Rating: 8 Overall Rating: 8.0 Highly Recommended Don't Miss A Recommended Buy! Subscribe to our daily email to get The Reverse Wine Snob in your inbox. You can now also PRE-ORDER my book an Amazon: Reverse Wine Snob: How to Buy and Drink Great Wine without Breaking the Bank! Visit our Featured Sponsors: …

      8 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      Quinta Do Portal Colheita Tinto 2011 - A Killer Combo

      …Portugal + Costco = Extreme Value. 60% Tinta Roriz (Tempranillo), 25% Touriga Nacional and 15% Touriga Franca from Douro, Portugal. SRP of $18 and available for just $12.99 at Costco. 98,000 bottles produced. Imported by M Imports. From the bottle: "This wine is produced using traditional Portuguese grape varieties - Tinta Roriz (60%), Touriga…

      5 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      Tess Red And White Blend - Who Spiked The Fruit Punch?

      …A highly quaffable blend of red AND white varieties. A non-vintage blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay and Petit Verdot from Napa Valley, California. SRP of $20 and available for as low as $13. Sample submitted for review. From the bottle: "Tess means harvest. We were inspired to create…

      6 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      Tuella Douro 2012 - A Trader Joe's $5.99 Hot Pick

      … -- and we mean a lot, we found it to be at its best on day 2. If you pop and pour this one you are likely to be disappointed; however, if you are patient you'll find a nicely structured, medium-bodied wine that will blow most California wines at that same price point out of the water. The dark fruit, tobacco and chocolate notes from the nose carry over…

      2 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      Lestonnat Bordeaux Superieur 2012 - Bargain Bordeaux

      … to their Bordeaux heritage - stylish, great for cellaring and memorable tastings" - Joost van der Does de Willebois 12.5% Alcohol" The 2012 Lestonnat Bordeaux Superieur begins with smoky and a bit green aromas along with red fruit, licorice, vanilla and a bit of cinnamon and chocolate. This wine is not a pop and pour proposition as it definitely…

      4 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      Besieged Ravenswood Winery Old Vine Blend Sonoma County 2012

      … scary wine. Who knows what the wine-marketing gods had in mind. But I’m not feeling besieged only bewitched by this well put together offering from Ravenswood. They are known for their Zinfandel but this is one of those odd blends in which the whole is better than the sum of its parts–35% Carignane, 20% Petite Sirah, 18% Zinfandel, 13% Mourvedre, 9…

      5 readers - By Dwight Furrow/ Edible Arts

      Locations F-2 French Red 2012 - Vive la France!

      …Bringing some of the best of France together in one very affordable wine. A blend of Grenache from the Roussillon, Syrah from the Rhone and undisclosed Bordeaux varietals. This review is sponsored by CorkExclusive where you can get the Locations F-2 French Red by Dave Phinney 2012 for just $17.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any order! From the winemaker…

      4 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      if you see kay Red Wine 2011 - Irreverent And Really Good

      … is a red wine blend from the Lazio region of Italy. Just South of Tuscany, Lazio encompasses Rome, and was the summer getaway for the Caesar’s and still is for the Pope. There are myriad vineyards in Lazio and it is home to stunning hillsides planted with Ancient Varieties like Nero Buono and Primitivo, but is also ideal for growing classic vines like…

      14 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      Monte Ducay Reserva 2009 - Trader Joe's Strikes Again

      …BULK BUY! An excellent pick from an often overlooked region, Carinena. A blend of Tempranillo, Garnacha and Cabernet Sauvignon from Carinena, Aragon, Spain. Available exclusively at Trader Joe's for $6.99. Sample submitted for review. From the bottle: "Monte Ducay vineyard is located in a beautiful landscape, with stony, sandy and light soils…

      15 readers - By Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob

      Domaine Mas Du Bouquet 2009 Vacqueyras

      …This Grand Vin de la Vallée du Rhone red blend of 60% Grenache, 30% Syrah and 10% Mourvedre sells for $16 and has an ABV of 14.5%. The Domaine Mas Du Bouquet 2009 Vacqueyras was a nice surprise as I had no preconceived notions when I purchased this wine – I’m getting better at this as I get older & wiser. Aromas of dark cherry, dark plum, dark…

      5 readers - By The Wit Is Out