Red Blends

    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…

    4 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…

    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…

    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…

    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…

    4 readers - By Bacchus and Beery

    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…

    3 readers - By 2001 Bottles - A Wine Odyssey

    GRAFFIGNA CENTENARIO ELEVATION RED BLEND RESERVE 2012

    … Argentinean wines are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. wine market and for good reason…they are really tasty wines and the value is unmatched. A real show stopper for the $10 market is the 2012 Graffigna Centenario Elevation Red Blend Reserve. A wonderful red blend that is so well balanced for having a five wine combo of exact, even…

    By D' Vine Wine Time