Red Blends

  • 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…

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  • Quinta Do Portal Colheita Tinto 2011 - A Killer Combo

    … Nacional (25%) and Touriga Franca (15%), and aged for 9 months in new and one year French barrels. It is ruby in colour with a ripe red fruit and spicy fragrance. This full bodied wine has smooth tannins and good overall balance, with a long, fruity and fresh finish. An excellent example of a classic Douro wine. 13.5% Alcohol" We're big fans…

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  • 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…

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  • A Trio of California Reds Gets it Done For Under $20

    … It occurs to me that $20 might be the ultimate sweet spot in the wine world. There are all sorts of benchmarks and barometers, but for most people taking a leap over the $20 barrier is done cautiously and with consideration. So when I find wines under that threshold that provide significant value and taste way more expensive than the price…

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  • 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…

    Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 4 readers -
  • 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…

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  • 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…

    Jon Thorsen/ The Reverse Wine Snob- 4 readers -