Big Red

Gonzalez Byass

Ace Kicker Big Bet Blend 2016

This Spanish red blend is medium dark and has a nose that is loaded with red fruit, peppery herbs and smoke. The Tierra de Castilla wine is made from 34% Cabernet Franc, 27% Syrah, 15% Petit Verdot, 12% Tempranillo, 7% Graciano and 5% Garnacha grapes. The fruit forward palate has eight months of oak showing and a firm set of tannins. The flavors are somewhat deep and quite juicy.
— 13 days ago

David, Daniel P. and 4 others liked this

Cline Cellars

Single Vineyard Series Big Break Vineyard Small Berry Mourvedre 2015

Explosive eucalyptus aroma, softer black fruit several layers below that, some violets, earthy fruit palate, dark coffee bitterness, solid foundation of acidity, tongue-hugging bold tannins and a finish that’s miles long. Bought this #mourvedre onsite at the vineyard around Thanksgiving 2019. It’s a boutique production from a vineyard site where the grape vines are growing near a large stand of ubiquitous Blue Gum Eucalyptus trees. This might be love it or hate it but it’s damn interesting. It was my wife’s birthday and we’d be waiting for the occasion to open it as we both loved it. I imagine a great pairing might be clove-studded lamb to pick up the menthol notes but we had it with pizza and it still held up well to the bold flavors of our various toppings. Fantastic. — 6 days ago

Domaine Brusset

Les Hauts de Montmirail Gigondas Red Rhone Blend 2018

Paul K
9.2

The nose on this is really nice. It’s floral, perfume, blueberry, and bright red fruit. The palate almost doesn’t match. Not in a bad way. Nose seem to promise delicacy and palate was big and powerful. It’s red and blue fruit with some salinity, rubber tire, and meaty smokiness.
92 for now. We grabbed a bunch on a good deal. I’m excited to see this evolve over time. Super young but really enjoyable now.
— 5 days ago

Deborah, Romain and 25 others liked this

Deep Sky Vineyard

Big Bang 2016

That cherry and a hint of licorice on the nose. Beautiful full flavor with plenty of spice. Always a favorite and the again aging had only deepened the flavor. — 20 days ago

Brandon Kobilka
with Brandon

Petra

Toscana Red Blend 2015

Lyle Fass
9.2

Nose is ripe with tobacco, ash, earth, plum and cassis. Spice and cigar as well. Nice aromas. Refined and classy. Juicy and bright with nice freshness and good suave tannins. Nice cassis and big cherry berry fruit. Elegant and classy. Suave wine and very well made. Best Petra wine yet. Long finish. A lot to like here. Could go to 9.3 with air. 70% cab s/30% Merlot. — 9 days ago

Mike, Josh and 5 others liked this

Quinta Vale D. Maria ( Quinta Vale Dona Maria )

CV Curriculum Vitae Douro Red Blend 2017

Made from low yielding 90-year old vines, deep Ruby with aromas of red/black fruits and floral spice. On the palate flavors of blackberry and plum with cacao, black pepper and floral citrus. Firm tannins on a long finish ending with fruit and mineral character. Nice but needs a few years in big the bottle!! — 12 days ago

Alex, Clive and 5 others liked this

Château d'Arsac

Cru Bourgeois Margaux Red Bordeaux Blend 2011

2018 vintage. There is a lot to be said about this estate, I recommend visiting the website. It has a very ancient history but today it is a big 250 hectares estate, with 108 hectares of vines, 54 hectares classified as Margaux (after a legal battle), 50 hectares as Haut-Médoc and 4 hectares planted with Sauvignon Blanc (only entitled to the humble Bordeaux Blanc appellation over here). It shines rapidly in the nose with cassis, flowers and very subtle oak. In the mouth it is all about elegance. If you are looking for a blockbuster, this is not your kind. But if you can appreciate a classy refined gentleman then buy this by the case. Textbook Margaux finesse, with impeccable balance, nice depth and length make this one of the finest values in the appellation. Highly recommended. Abv. 13,5 %. — 9 days ago

Peter, Mike and 4 others liked this

Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Oakville Red Wine 2016

Time for a good #FridayCabernetfix. Here is a great one from Napa Valley.

Inky in color with a short purple rim.

Showing black fruits with cedar, earth, vanilla, licorice, tobacco, coke, chocolates, dark coffee, leather, spices and peppercorn.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity. Dry on the palate with nice balance and mouthfeel.

This is a delicious Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. Complex and opulent, and might be too much for some.

Dark, rich and handsome. Very tasty now, although still young. Will be nice to revisit it in 10 years.

Robert Parker 95 points. Thank you Scott for sharing.

Good by itself or with food, like a big piece of steak.

A blend of 62% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Cabernet Franc, 15% Petit Verdot and 4% Merlot.

15.2% alcohol by volume.

93 points.

$120.
— 6 days ago

Vanessa, Shay and 21 others liked this

Berton Vineyards

Metal Label Big Rivers Moscato Frizzanté 2019

Berton Vineyards - Moscato Frizzante - Big Rivers - Riverina - Australia

Enjoyed this wine very much, nice floral and lime, easy drinking at 7% ABV
— 11 days ago

Mike, Josh and 1 other liked this

Château La Croix de Gay

Pomerol Red Bordeaux Blend 2010

Same as previous note. Make sure to decant at least 2 hours! Excellent QPR. Big fan! — 5 days ago

Brooke Weaver Jakubowski
with Brooke
Steven, Mike and 7 others liked this