Red Blend

William Hill Estate Winery

Bench Blend Napa Valley Red Blend 2014

Dark inky in color with a short purple rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, sweet cherries, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cloves, cola, light vegetables, leather, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, mocha, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied, smooth and bold, with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, sweet cherries, figs, raisins, vanilla, cedar, licorice, cola, chocolates, mocha, coffee, tobacco, leather, graphite, beef jerky and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This 4 year old Bordeaux Blend from Napa is very fruity with great complexity and a great mouthfeel. Well balanced and spicy. Rich, extracted and delicious.

Peaking now and will be good in the next few years.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 30 minutes of airtime, when tannins come in.

I paired it with cheeses and light appetizers, but it is so yummy all by itself. Thank you Alex for sharing this with me.

Wine Enthusiasts 90 points.

Delightful and very drinkable, so watch out with all that alcohol...๐Ÿ˜ƒ

15% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

โ€” 4 days ago

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El Enemigo

Gran Enemigo Red Blend 2013

Ron R

Nice way to christen the countertop...
Luscious nose of cherry jam and cigar. Drum tight, dry mouthfeel. Not a pop-n-pour, but requires air and bottle age. Excellence in the making. Good fruit profile displaying black and red fruits, along with rose petals. Does not resemble a cab franc. A pure finish with clarity and precision.
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Trinchero Napa Valley

Napa Valley Meritage Red Blend 2010

Shay A

Plum, black cherry and cherry cordial on the nose...spice cake too. Herbal and blackberry notes on the front palate but a very dense and flavor packed mid palate through finish of cassis, and rhubarb tart. Still tannic. No rush here. โ€” 13 hours ago

Severn, Jason and 11 others liked this

Daumas Gassac

Haute Vallee du Gassac Red Blend 2013

๐ŸŽ„ Advent Halfy Calendar Day 10 ๐ŸŽ„

๐ŸŽ… Santa says โ€œI thought I was a fruity chap but this blends got me beat Ho Ho Hoโ€

๐Ÿ“ I say a crazy blend that works really well to deliver a Choc cherry raspberry gateaux ๐ŸŽ… โ€œmmmmm Cake, Santa likes cakeโ€

โฉ ๐Ÿพ Mrs E got Laurent Perrier Brut NV

๐Ÿ“ Mas de Daumas Gassac 2013

๐Ÿต 90 points

๐Ÿ‡ 72% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.4% Merlot, 5.3% Tannat, 3.8% Cabernet Franc, 2.5% Malbec, 2% Pinot Noir, 9% other rare varieties

๐Ÿท Deep opaque ruby

๐Ÿ‘ƒ An soft oak red & black fruit explosion through cocoa cream of black current/berry, blueberry, dark cherry & raspberry forming a black forest gateaux

๐Ÿ‘„ Med body of chocolate infused blackcurrant & dark cherry w/ raspberry & blackberry I med+ acidity

๐ŸŽฏ Med+ black cherry gateaux light linger
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Mas Sinen

Coster Priorat 2010

Made from 50% Garnacha and 50% Cariรฑena from 50+ years old vines!
Decanted for 4 hours !
Great nose of ripe blackberries, plum, smoky, herbs from the hills of Priorat, espresso and LLicorella !
On the palate again this great black fruit flavors, truffle, a juicy acidity, verry smooth tannins, and a long aftertaste !!! Great job Salvador!!! 94 DSP
โ€” 6 days ago

Ron, Peter and 9 others liked this


Napa Valley Red Blend 2010

Sometimes luck is on your side and your friend opens up an amazing bottle of wine and says had you had this yet. What ensued was such a wonderful mixture of red and dark fruits that complement each other superbly. This wine has all the usual characteristics of a Bordeaux Blend. Such an enjoyment to drink. This is a superbly crafted bottle of wine. โ€” 3 years ago

Steve, P and 7 others liked this

Moorabool Estate

JH Dardel Paradise IV Red Blend 2010

@Delectable Wine It says straight Shiraz on the back label
Truly this is a great wine
Truly elegant but also full flavour on the palate
We find from the fruit ( quite dark, but nevertheless crisp) to spices, cola, olive brine, basil, coffee, butterscotch and plenty more.
Very long finish
I think I will try to hold in my other bottle for at least 5 years to see what happens
I am very happy with this ๐Ÿค—
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francesco scalavinoAlessio PecoraroMauro Gabriele
with francesco, Alessio and 1 other
Hugh, Bob and 7 others liked this

Yates Family Vineyard

Mountain Mount Veeder Red Blend 2013

15.1% ABV.
@Delectable Wine This is a Wine Club exclusive called โ€œSistersโ€.

From such a structured Napa vintage and deriving from Mount Veeder I was expecting (and hoping for) more supporting tannins and backbone.
Too โ€œsmoothโ€ for my liking it almost comes across as having some residual sugar?
Should find plenty of fans in the Big & Bold camp.
โ€” 2 days ago

Mark, Ray and 2 others liked this

Westerly Wines

Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara Red Blend 2013

Licorice, red candy, cherry red apple raspberry delight. Big, juicy and fruity. Round and supple. Delish!
Next day, after vacuum-sealed overnight: smells like blackberry pie dessert! Round brambly blackberries with soft spices delight the tongue in this dessert of a drinker!
โ€” 2 days ago

Robert, Paul and 6 others liked this

Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Oakville Red Wine 2011

Bevan Cellars โ€œ Ontogenyโ€ is an entry level cab with a high-end taste. Decanted about 30 minutes this wine turns into a delicious, full -mouthed experience with hints of bing cherries, spiced chocolate and floral finish. A must try for serious cab drinkers. โ€” 5 days ago

Julie PetersonApril LoveJeff Griffin
with Julie, April and 2 others
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