Red Blend

Calcabrina

Foglio 11 Umbria Rosso 2015

Nose has smoked blueberry syrup, over-ripe blackberry, wet roses, soaked raisins, finely chopped green herbs, muddy garden and incidental alcohol.

Palate has blueberry/blackberry jam, wow acidity, medium++ tannins, red velvet cake, incredible intensity on the dark fruits, notable acidity, juicy juicy blackberry, black currant; if this was ever labeled as a crunchy fruit Sagrantino, it fits the description perfectly.

Opened for slow oxidation of 6H then +3H decant, expect this to show better tomorrow or following days. Paired to local beef short ribs (Kinderhook Farm; Valatie, NY) in an Asian-style braising sauce, plated on top of Parmesan polenta, so yum.

100% Sagrantino, unmistakable. Revisit 2027-2035, wowzer.
— 2 days ago

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@Lyle Fass Umbrian Rock ⭐ for sure!!! Thank you!
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Great wine and estate. Sag doesn’t get more individual.

Sogrape Vinhos

Aiolas Dão Red Blend 2019

Color is a mix of purple and burgundy, a bit cloudy. Nose of dried strawberry, spicy note, currants, and carbonates grape juice. Taste is smooth and follows the nose with addition of zest, decent acidity, and tiny hint of mineral. Some more blackberry. And some more black pepper. Aftertaste of some more warmth from black peppers. Clean and warm, and above average. — 7 days ago

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Lunae

Circus Golfo dei Poeti la Spezia IGT Red Blend 2012

Lvnae Circvs Liguria di Levante 2012: Aromatic. Fruity. Dry! Ripe red fruits. Herbs. Spice. Earth. A lovely & light Ligurian red blend perfect for a lunchtime meal! Great day to all! Cheers🍷 — 4 days ago

Carter, Trixie and 1 other liked this

Bodega Garzon

Balasto Red Blend 2016

I would describe this Uruguayan blend as a hybrid Napa/Bordeaux Red Blend with a touch of Rioja blended in. 45% Tannat, 25% Cabernet Franc, 18% Petite Verdot, 12% Marselan. Red and black fruit aromas with hints of violets and baking spices. Juicy red and black fruit flavors with hints of blueberries, grilled herbs, black licorice, Forrest Floor and dark chocolate. Excellent meaty texture with a long and minerally finish. Very complex with dusty tannins. Fantastic now, but this one might need some additional bottle age. — 2 days ago

Daniel, Paul and 7 others liked this

Le Pianelle

al forte Coste della sesia Rosso 2016

Roses, tar, orange marmalade, kalamata olives. A phenomenal streak of dark stony minerals. So expressive, long and filled with just-ripe dark red fruit, very sexy. So clean, fresh, stony, with layers of tartness and ripeness. Such a deep palate. Fantastic. 9.4 but this could go up in time. — 2 days ago

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Casa Ferreirinha (Sogrape Vinhos)

Quinta da Leda Douro Red Blend 2009

Needed a wine tonight to stand up to the bold flavors of a spanish marinated chicken with gondolas & cauliflower rice. This wine worked showing its rich, balanced dark fruits with notes of earth, leather, spice & tobacco — 7 hours ago

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Castell de Santueri

Mallorca Rouge 2017

Medium ruby; medium intensity aromas of red fruit, subtle black olive, red and black cherry, mulberry, earth; dry, medium plus acid, medium tannins, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors that are much more ripe and savory than aromas; beautifully expressive and perfumed on palate — 12 days ago

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Le Due Terre

Sacrisassi Rosso Colli Orientali del Friuli 2007

50% Refosco 50% Schioppettino
In great shape
It needs time to open up
Yes, you can tell the warm vintage, but hasn't lost a bit of its refosco balsamic freshness.
Silky tannin.
Plus the schioppettino has added its layers
Incense is so intense that i am afraid it might put off some unexperienced drinkers.
It explodes in the mouth and stays quite long
Long persistent memories of a forest undergrowth and balsamic licorice keep staying with you for a while
— 4 days ago

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Salvation

Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

Dark ruby, almost inky in color, with a short reddish rim.

Very fruity nose of blackberries, cooked cherries, cedar, cooked plums, figs, raisins, vanilla, licorice, chocolates, cola, light earth, pencil lead and coffee.

Full-bodied and bold with medium acidity and long long legs.

Extremely fruity on the palate with blackberries, black plums, black cherries, raisins, figs, cedar, spices, licorice, peppercorn, cocoa, mocha, coffee and tobacco.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This 7 year old red blend from Napa Valley is delicious now. Drinking very nicely right out of the bottle, and way better after 4 hours in the decanter.

Rich and extracted with a great mouthfeel. Would age nicely in the next 5 to 10 years.

I had this vintage a couple of years ago, and this time it is so much better.

Thank you Wendy for sharing this with me.

Showing great complexity, but very fruity right now, and might be too much for some.

I paired it with cheeses and crackers.

15.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

$75.
— 13 days ago

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Stag's Leap Wine Cellars

Hands of Time Napa Valley Red Wine 2017

Here’s an incredibly approachable, succulent, and delicious blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, and Malbec from Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Napa Valley, California.

We enjoyed sipping this wine while participating in a virtual wine tasting with Assistant Winemaker Luis Contreras, who provided context behind this wine’s beautiful label.

He explained that in 1970’s there were more than 35 vineyard workers who worked the land at Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars. Some stayed and others left to become winemakers and/or vineyard owners of their own.

They all left an indelible handprint on the trajectory of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars and this label pays tribute to them and their influence on the success of Stag’s Leap. The label was inspired by the real-life plaques created with these individuals’ handprints on French Limestone which remain on the walls of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars to this day.

This wine is medium purple. Very fruit-forward with ripe blackberry, black currant, and boysenberry, also anise, dark chocolate, vanilla, nutmeg, and clove. It has balance with a good amount of acidity to complement the ripe fruit characteristics and higher alcohol (14.3% ABV). It has smooth tannins. It is ready to drink now.

Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, Hands of Time, Napa Valley, Red Blend, 2017, 14.3% ABV.
— 16 days ago

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Sharon B

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I love Stag’s Leap wine! Cheers!
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@Sharon B You and me both! Such a consistently stellar producer 💕 Cheers!!