Red Blends

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

    …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…

    2 readers - By The Reverse Wine Snob

    Vidal-Fleury Cotes du Rhone Rouge 2011 - Another Rhone Valley Value

    …%). Food pairing: Red and white meats, pizza, barbecue, pasta and cheese. 14% Alcohol" Just like the Bulk Buy selection that went along with our article on the Northern Rhone, today we've got a great Southern Rhone Valley pick to go along with yesterday's Part Two of our Rhone Valley Adventures. Even better, to aid in your own exploration of the wines…

    12 readers - By 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 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 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 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 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 The Reverse Wine Snob

    Chateau Jean Faux Sainte-Ragonde Bordeaux Superieur 2009 - The Real Thing

    …Truly a tasty wine. 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Franc from Bordeaux, France. SRP of $30 and purchased for $17.99. 4,000 cases produced. Imported by Signature Jeffrey M. Davies Selections. From the bottle: "Pascal Collotte's south facing hillside vineyard sits across the Dordogne River from Castillon-La-Bataille. It is planted in clay and limestone…

    15 readers - By 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

    Esporao Assobio Douro 2011 - More Beautiful Than Ever

    …BULK BUY! Another excellent wine from Esporao. A blend of 40% Tinta Roriz, 40% Touriga Franca and 20% Touriga Nacional from Douro, Portugal. This review is sponsored by CorkExclusive where you can get the Esporao Quinta dos Murcas Assobio 2011 for just $12.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any order! 2,700 cases produced. Imported by Aidil Wines &…

    11 readers - By The Reverse Wine Snob

    Season 3 Episode 36

    …SEASON 3 FINALE: Can you believe it? Summer’s here which means we’ve arrived at the end of our season. Thank you for watching and for your support, and we’ll be back in September with an all-new Season 4 of Northwest Wine Night: The Internet Show. Before we go, we leave with with two delicious bottles of Red Blend, AND a Northwest Wine Night fan…

    11 readers - By Northwest Wine Night.com

    Hook & Ladder Winery The Tillerman 2011

    …Hook & Ladder Winery The Tillerman 2011, Red Table Wine, Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, CA, $20 – Rating 91 This blend of 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Cabernet Franc, 18% Sangiovese and 16% Merlot is a superb go-to red wine that has endless pairing possibilities. A nose of dark cherry, blackberry, blueberry, spice and smoke. A soft…

    5 readers - By Bacchus and Beery

    Pura Sangre

    … experience there. Pura Sangre is a big blend of 80% Malbec/20% Cab Sauv and Angel Mendoza, in concert with his wife, sons and daughter, looks to capture his "privileged terroir" in a bottle. While there's no denying that this is a big wine with a New World profile, Mendoza strives to avoid the globalization of wine and its attendant "contemporary…

    1 readers - By 2001 Bottles - A Wine Odyssey

    Frappato

    … to Google part of a wine label to see if it's a grape or a brand name for a winery. Accordingly, it was fortuitous that I stumbled across this Italian red a while ago. 1619. 2012 Caruso & Minini - Terre di Giumara - Frappato Nerello Mascalese (Terre Siciliane IGT - Sicily - Italy) Caruso & Minini is one of a new breed of smaller wineries…

    3 readers - By 2001 Bottles - A Wine Odyssey