Red Blends

  • Saved Red Wine 2012 - Full Throttle

    …, 15% Mendocino, 16% Alexander Valley, 11% Oakville, 4% Sonoma Valley, 4% California, 3% San Louis Obispo and 1% Russian River Valley. Phew! This review is sponsored by CorkExclusive where you can get the SAVED Red Blend 2012 for just $19.99 plus FREE SHIPPING on any order! From the bottle: "Saved Wine is a collaboration between the artist Scott…

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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…

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  • Besieged Ravenswood Winery Old Vine Blend Sonoma County 2012

    … What would you expect from a wine called “Besieged”—over-the-top alcohol, tannins that grip like a masseuse with a mean streak, acid that bites like a thousand teeth? Or perhaps the reference is to a threat of Biblical proportions: “And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down…” (Deuteronomy) That is one…

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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…

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