Red Claw

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.
— 11 days ago

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Monastero Suore Cistercensi

Benedic Red Blend 2019

Just like the 2018 vintage, this is basically a blend of mostly Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo with a small amount of Merlot added. The wine pours a translucent garnet. On the nose, the lightest touch of funk enhances the ample dark red cherry fruit. Lilies and chrysanthemums and dry dusty earth as well. On the palate, red cherry fruit is dominant and seems to overpower just about everything else right now. Medium - tannin with medium + acid. It provides an effortless pairing with food. A rather simple but charming little wine in the most wonderful ways. Giampiero Bea consults. — 12 days ago

Daniel, Andrew and 16 others liked this

Bodegas Pinord

Clos del Mas Priorat Red Blend 2019

Vintage 2019 | a basket from leather, with lots of cherries, a touch of raspberry, warm spicyness, good acidity. Went very well with Entrecôte with hollandaisesauce and black garlic mousse | at Pollevie — 7 days ago

Ericsson, Tom and 11 others liked this

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
— a day ago

Ira, David and 7 others liked this

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. — 5 days ago

Neil, Jonathan and 2 others liked this

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 — 9 days ago

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Quinta do Crasto

Reserva Douro Red Blend 2016

Portuguese Duoro from +70 year old vines with a dark inky color; takes about an hour to open up with scents of vanilla, plum and black currant. On the pallet, the wine begins very austere and rustic, gradually evolves to progressive layers of dark fruit, vanilla, cocoa, leather and piercing acidity. This a full bodied, complex wine with firm tannins and a rigid structure, medium plus alcohol. Really enjoyed this wine and pair’s excellent with red pasta and dishes rich in animal fat; do give it time to open up though, it’ll pay-off for sure.
— 14 days ago

Vanessa, Severn and 23 others liked this

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.
— 14 days ago

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Aligote Winery

Kakun Red Blend 2014

This is a wonderful red blend from Israel. Showing black fruits with cedar, tobacco, chocolates, coffee, earth, cola, vanilla, licorice, alcohol, peppercorn and vinaigrette.

Full bodied and smooth with medium minus acidity and long legs.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.

This 7 year old is peaking now. Smooth, soft, rich and extracted. Feels like a Napa Cabernet with an old world touch.

I gave it a hour decant, but that was the wrong thing to do. Was better right out of the bottle.

A blend of Petit Verdot and Syrah. Aged for 18 months in oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

92 points.
— 13 days ago

Iwan, Ted and 15 others liked this

Deepwood Cellars

San Luis Obispo County History Library Blend Red Blend 2019

Tasted this at a wine party and bought a bottle. Another spot on description; jammy, black cherry and smooth! — 2 days ago

Dick, Tom and 10 others liked this