Enjoying the Woodbridge wines. Enjoyed on August 13, 2023 — 4 months ago
First time trying this red blend and I enjoyed it. Drank it chilled. — 2 years ago
Very nice! I don’t usually enjoy white wines. But I did enjoy this one! — 3 years ago
A bit shy by itself. But once paired with chimichurri steak and herbed roasted potatoes, it opens up and becomes a little spicy! — 4 years ago
Enjoyed on August 5, 2023 — 4 months ago
Good by itself and with caramel popcorn. Nice fruity aroma, hints of vanilla, molasses, not too tart. Easy drinking. — 2 years ago
The first European grapes were planted in what is now the U.S. in the 1600s, where Spanish missionaries in New Mexico needed sacramental wine. But Phylloxera was ever-present near the eastern population centers, so the earliest American wine industries were built on hybrid grapes. Cincinnati's sparkling Catawba was America's first cult wine, followed by cultivars like Norton, Isabella, and Concord in Missouri and Virginia. The sleeping giant began to awaken in the 1850s, when Agoston Haraszthy began importing high-quality vine material to California.
It all came crashing down with Prohibition in 1920. Not only were vineyards ripped up and knowledge lost, but the American palate became soft and sweet. Low-quality fortified wine from whatever grapes were available became the standard of the American wine industry.
Things began to shift in the 1960s. Robert Mondavi brought dry table wine, varietally labeled, back to the forefront. Boutique producers like Ridge began to creep toward European quality standards. The 1976 Judgement of Paris blind tasting, a sweeping victory for the Americans, proved that the New World wine was here to stay.
(This is adapted from notes for Le Dû's Wines 'History of Wine 1453AD-Present' seminar, where this wine was poured) — 4 years ago
Very jammy with a light oak taste. Excellent finish. — 4 months ago
RED, perfect smooth easy to drink wine.
I think it was purchased at Total Wine. — 2 years ago