Red Blend

Chateau Ste. Michelle

Indian Wells Columbia Valley Red Blend 2015

Dark purple in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black cherries, strawberries, figs, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, pencil lead, beef jerky, light chocolates and peppercorn. A very nice nose.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, tobacco, chocolates, light coffee and black pepper.

Tangy finish with fine tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Washington red blend is very enjoyable. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel. Easy drinking, fruity and tasty.

Good right out of the bottle and better after 60 minutes of airtime. Will be better in a year or two, as it becomes more complex.

A good wine to sip on by the porch, and good for parties too. Just delicious.

A blend of 46% Syrah, 32% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 6% Grenache, 4% Mourvèdre, 2% Viognier and 2% Cinsaut. Aged for 20 months in 51% New French and American oak barrels.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

91 points.

$18.
— 5 days ago

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That’s a high rating from you for a budget wine; I’m running to Total Wine and grab me some! Great notes 👊
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@"Odedi" Odedi Good post and pic Cheers 🍷
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@"Odedi" sounds delicious! Cheers 🍷

Casa Santos Lima

Reserva Colossal Red Blend

Good value medium bodied red. Portugal seems to be everywhere these days in wine and travel. Easy drinking wine with blackberry, plums and vanilla. I was a bit under the weather but it paired very well with Game of Thrones reruns. I'm sure Tyrion Lannister would approve. 🍷 — 4 days ago

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@AgeyFixey Cheers 🍷
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Feel better! Enjoy GOT.

Locations Wine

E Red Blend 2015

This is an aromatic wine, for starters. The E5's nose blasts dark fruit and a drawer full of savory aromas. There are cigars, trod-upon leaves, tar and an old catcher’s mitt in that dark liquid. Herbs abound, with thyme, sage, nutmeg and peppers leading the way. On the palate it's blackberry land, with a heapin’ helpin’ of currant and licorice. The flavors are rough-cut and rustic, as is the tannic structure. This wine needs a big, fatty steak to give it something useful to do. — 15 days ago

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Clos Mogador

Priorat Red Blend 2015

The 2015 Clos Mogador is a absolutely stunning release from this historic Priorat estate. Located in Gratallops, in the heart of the Priorat hills, René Barbier, one of the founders of the Priorat revolution, crafts an incredible blend of 40% Garnacha (lauched from 80 year old vines), 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Syrah and 5% Morvedre, Pinot Noir, and Merlot. This immediately reveals seductive aromas of red cherry preserves, rose petals and roasted figs. On the palate this is ripe and intense, yields bright flavors of orange rind, red cherry and red raspberry with wild thyme and garrigue flavors. Intoxicating and beautifully structured, this beautiful wine will evolve gracefully for many years to come. Drink 2019-2040- 95 — 3 days ago

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Thanks! Great review. Looking for Priorat suggestion for our trip this fall.
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@Paul E Koran Thanks so much. Beautiful new wine!

Domaine du Clos d'Alari

Grand Clos Côtes du Provence Red Blend 2013

Ridiculous value at around 10 bucks. It’s a Cabernet/Syrah blend. Complex nose features dark red berries, beef stock, spices and minerals. Savory and linear in the mouth. Tannins largely resolved. Minerals, iodine, and garrigue notes predominate. Balanced. — 12 hours ago

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Jeantet Olivier

Mas Haut-Buis Costa Caoude Coteaux du Languedoc Red Blend 2011

Very, very fine tannins, lively acidity, and notes of blackberries, blueberries, rocky earth, licorice, and espresso. 8 years old and it still has many years ahead of it. Balanced and beautiful — one that really wow’ed me! Even better on day 2. — 5 days ago

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Languedoc rocks!
9.3

Prats and Symington

Chryseia Douro Red Blend 2015

Boom 💥 what a delish Portuguese wine @ £65 that’s drinking well young but give this 10-15 years and bigbadaboom 😍 One of the best 🇵🇹 wines I’ve ever had 👍 Its like a Bordeaux meets Bolgheri meets Ribera del Duero w/ a dollop of Napa 👀

📍Bruno Prats & Symington Chryseia 2015

🏵 93 points w/ 94+ potential I’d say 😉

🍇 65% Touriga Nacional & 35% Touriga Franca

🍷 Deep opaque blackened ruby w/ purple edge

👃 Chocolate bathed wild ripe bramble bush & blackcurrant goo in earthy soft smoked oak w/ light mineral, smashed pencil, red liquorice, black tea, blueberry, white pepper, purple rose & violets

👄 Full bodied, but well balanced & not overpowering (almost elegant) rich rip very earthy dark boysenberry, blackberry & raspberry fruits w/ a mineral, cocoa & liquorice backbone

🎯 Very long stoney mineral infused (but hardly dry) slight green unripe black berry fruits & raspberry w/ bitter dark chocolate mocha, black tea & liquorice
— 7 days ago

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Mt. Brave

Mt. Veeder Red Blend 2015

The 2015 Mt. Brave Mt. Veeder Merlot is a fantastic showing from talented winemaker Chris Carpenter. This instanty begins to impress as it releases fantastic aromatics of tar, mocha and wild blackberries compote on the nose. The palate is plush, showing a marvelous texture and mouthfeel. Flavors of coffee grounds, anise, crème de cassis, red bell pepper and blackberry cobbler layer the palate. This is a simply remarkable Merlot that is already quite approachable, yet should continue to drink beautifully over the course of the next decade. Drink 2019-2035- 94 — 3 days ago

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Piedrasassi

Ballard Canyon Harrison Clarke Vineyard Red Wine 2014

Bright and delicious with a nice big dollop of raspberry jam. Sustains well with floral tones emerging on the finish. This is a delicious, fairly straightforward wine. An ideal warmer on a cool day. — 3 days ago

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Carlisle Winery & Vineyards

The Integral Sonoma County Red Blend 2016

This year it’s a coferment of 52% syrah/48% grenache. It’s extremely young and primary at this stage, bold acidity and slight tannic presence. The brightness of the grenache dominates the profile, but there are some smokey undertones from the syrah. This should develop into something fantastic, it just needs time. Will wait 5 years before the next one. — 11 days ago

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