Red Blend

Rasa Vineyards

QED Convergence Red Blend 2012

David T
9.3

The QED is a blend of six different vineyards and is 69% Syrah, 15% Grenache, 12% Mourvedre and 4% Viognier. Beautiful perfumed florals on the nose of violets and purple florals, baking spices, blueberries, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries, plum and dark soils. The body is medium as are the velvety tannins. On the palate; ripe, lean, blueberries, blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries and plum. Then, beautiful spices rise off the palate gently. Red roses, violets, dark moist earth, crushed dry rocks with very good acidity and a beautiful finish. — 20 hours ago

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Bevan Cellars

Ontogeny Oakville Red Wine 2011

Greg Ballington
9.2

Second of the blind wines and gifted to us by @TheSkip. Thanks Steve!

Deep ruby red core and a tad lighter on the edges with a touch of sediment. Layered nose but not overpowering at all like other Bevans, notes of sweet spices, cinnamon and dark berries. Medium plus to heavy integrated tannins (7/10) with a touch of heat. Some jammy black fruits on the palate with some anise and a little vegetal. Full attack but thinned out before the finish. Vegetal notes took some time but blew off being some more dark berries to the palate. Medium to medium plus bodied with a long finish. Solid work in a touch vintage. Drink till 2021.
— 12 days ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
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TheSkip

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So glad you enjoyed it!!!
Shay Aldriedge

Shay Aldriedge

That label has always thrown me for a loop! Took a while for me to realize it was Bevan

Azienda Agricola Alessio Magi

Valgella Valtellina Superiore Red Blend 2012

So fragrant, with deep, ripe cherry/plummy liqueur scents, with a little baking spice, and some clean minerality. Soft, loads of fine-grained tannin, and decent acids. Probably not a long ager, but really pleasurable now and for the next 4-5 years. Brought back from Sondrio by my brother. — 2 days ago

Angelo Casagrande
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Quilceda Creek

Palengat Columbia Valley Red Blend 2012

Greg Ballington
9.2

First of the seven blind wines Saturday Night. Deep ruby red with almost garnet on the edges. Tight nose with some spices, vanilla, cinnamon and bold fruits. A lot darker on day two with darker sweet spices and super thick and dark powdered cocoa. On day one this seemed too young with the alcohol not having fully integrated yet. Very powerful and young with sweet and woody tannins (6.5/10). Medium plus bodied with some dark black cherries, vanilla beans, tons of dark chocolate and some coconut. Long finish. Not a ton of fruit on the nose or palate, more reserved and definitely needs some time to integrate and develop further. Drink till 2026. — 5 days ago

Sean BallingtonIndia Okoh
with Sean and India
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Doug Scott

Doug Scott

Nice description.
Hugh O'Riordan

Hugh O'Riordan

Yum. I have some in basement

Witchery Wine

Reserve Howell Mountain Red Blend 2014

Greg Ballington
9.3

First of the blind Witchery Wines we are reviewing today.

Dark purplish ruby red that coats the glass. Very tight on nose, took an hour or so to start opening up. Started singing on day two. Layers of purple floral notes, blackberries, mountain berries, sweet spices, solid oak influence, some dark earth and a touch of smoke. Heavy tannins (7.5/10) and reserved. Rich and super dark characteristics, with vanilla, dark cherries, dark cocoa, crushed rocks and earthy too. Medium to medium plus bodied with a long finish. If you have one of these give it some time to open up, if you can then wait a year or two. Drink till 2027. (93+) | Sample, release price is around $175.
— 10 days ago

India OkohSean Ballington
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You guys taste out of a cauldron?
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Tenuta San Guido

Bolgheri Sassicaia 2009

😈 This 09 Sass @ £140 is going to be a stud in time but great now 👍

95-97 going 98-99 in 4-5yrs 😉

💨 6hr+ decant

🐮 Paired w/ fillet steak 🍔

🍇 85% Cab S & 15% Cab F

🍷 Deep ruby

👃 Sweet smoked cedar, damson, blueberry, spiced plum & blackberry jam w/ raspberry liquorice, cocoa, light herb, mint, olive, leather, oak & flinty minerals

👄 Med+ silky body of ripe red cherry, spiced blackberry/currant, cocoa & liquorice in fine dry tannins

🎯 Long dark berry/plum herby mocha coating w/ dry minerals
— 11 days ago

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David From The 504

David From The 504

6 hours I would be "testing" it and by the time it was ready there would only be half a glass left🙄
Chris England

Chris England

@David From The 504 LoL 🤣 I know what you mean 👍

Bevan Cellars

EE Oakville Red Blend 2010

10' Bevan Cellars EE Red Cuvée. I personally enjoy a well-made Cabernet with a "chunk" of Cabernet Franc in it. The older I'm getting the more I'm enjoying CF profile/flavors.

Give this at a minimum an hour decanting.

Color- Purple with dark ruby red edges.

Full bodied. Blue & black fruits pop out, cider, espresso, pipe smoke also. This is why I purchase wine. Nothing truly stands out on this blend. Drink/Hold.

Bevan and Favia are two of my favorites, when it comes to CF blends . at- The Restaurant at Hotel Wailea, Maui
— 2 days ago

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Jody Scharf

Jody Scharf

Love a good blend. Nice description.
Eric S

Eric S

Ditto re: CF @David L

Woodward Canyon

Red Table Wine Red Blend

David T
9.0

This is a blend of vintages from 2012-15. It's a blend of 38% Cabernet, 18% Barbera, 15% Syrah, 11% Merlot, 7% Mourvèdre, 3% Granache, 3% Dolcetto, 3% Cabernet Franc and 2% Petit Verdot. Craziest blend I've had. On the nose, ruby light & mid red fruits, rubber toy, spice and dark fresh florals. On the nose, nice lighter and mid level fruits, soft round spices, clove with good acidity and solid fruity finish. Nice wine to sip & sip during the week. Very good value wine. — 5 days ago

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Weijie Shi

Weijie Shi

interesting blend🤔

Andre Beaufort

Côteaux Champenois Grand Cru Red Blend

Эстрагон, лукум, ряженка, благовония, луковая шелуха, слива, малина, костяника, вишнёвый сок, в послевкусии подсохший мёд. Вначале немного сумбурно и неопределенно, со временем находит красивую внутреннюю гармонию. Тонкая летучка, средне-лёгкое тело, мягкие танины, свежая кислотность. Молодо, открыто, беззаботно, но не глупо, с интересной фактурой. Там где недостает воспитанной элегантности, берет непринуждённой естественной грациозностью движений. — 7 days ago

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Artadi

Vinas de Laguardia Red Blend 2014

Finally! Have been wanting to try this producer for quite some time and pleasantly surprised! Subtle American oak ties together the raspberry pie and baking spice flavors with a silky finish. All smiles...right @Mike R ? — 15 hours ago

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