Red Blend

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Avoyelles California Red Blend 2013

@Paul Treadway @Ryan Callahan @Christine Wow!!!! What a freaking Rockstar this was!!! WOTN and I'm not just saying that because my buddy Paul gifted me this 1.5L Beaty!! He's permanently on Santa's list!! It's a wine that I've never had which is always fun to uncork since you truly don't know what to expect!!
This had many of the same characteristics as the Carter but it was so perfectly balanced in comparison. Huge lush dark blue fruit, dark red fruit & all without being "overly" sweet. The lingering sweetness of the Carter really took away from the overall tasting. This was firing on all cylinders. Ryan & I immediately said "WOTN". No questions asked. It was rich, elegant and layered with a minute + finish.
This bottle impressed the hell out of all of us.
I'm a fan! I'll definitely be researching to secure some for my cellar. Paul actually gave me a 750ml of this as well!! I'll be saving that bad boy for another special occasion 👌
Badass in a glass as I always say!!! 👍👏👏👏👏👍. Thanks Paul!!! I
— 8 days ago

Christine Ryan Callahan
with Christine and Ryan
Martin, Paul and 29 others liked this

Edge Hill

St. Helena Estate Mixed Blacks Field Blend Red Blend 2012

A big, bold, badass wine. Extracted red fruits, black cherries, vanilla, cloves. This is super smooth and silky - the texture of the wine is incredible. It is drinking perfectly now and has many years ahead of it. Thanks to @Martin G Rivard for sharing this incredible wine with me. We love it! — a day ago

Karel, Jason and 26 others liked this

Riecine

Toscana Red Blend 2012

The purity of Sangiovese fruit on this wine is remarkable. Sweet, oozy fresh 🍒, subtle gravel and cinnamon notes. Intensely flavorful yet lithe, with a long intense and pure finish. I think this will be even better in 2-4 years as it has got some tannic scaffolding too. — 5 days ago

Angelo, Isaac and 3 others liked this

San Antonio Winery

Centennial Blend Paso Robles Red Blend 2014

This is San Antonio Winery's 100th Anniversary Centennial Blend from Paso Robles. 36%cabernet sauvignon, 28%malbec, 21%petit verdot, 11%petite sirah, 4%syrah. Kapow baby! This is BIG! Yes ding dang it Im giving another bottle of wine a perfect score!!!!!! Get over it. It means I can always buy this again and it will NEVER disappoint. Allow me to start with the color. It is a light absorptive dark purple. Not opaque, but far closer than it is to a pinot color. The legs are very thick and slow to fall. The bouquet is rhubarb pie and fresh picked gardenia flowers slightly subdued. The initial palate is dark cherry, blackberry, black currant, and buttered toast. The finish comes quick with explosions of black pepper and vanilla. There is no tartness on the beginning but a very small hint on the ending. It is very dry and sends me to my next sip of water. I cant wait to have the next taste however... darn good wine, darn good job my Roboli family friends! Anthony Riboli and Arnaud Debons have created something truly remarkable. In order to purchase this wine, go to www.SanAntoniowinery.com
You wont be sorry!!!!!
— 9 days ago

philip, Trixie and 13 others liked this

Chateau St. Jean

Cinq Cépages Sonoma County Red Blend 2010

Bargain @ £25 - a 🇺🇸 Bordeaux blend with a wallop 💥🥊 10yrs left in this bad boy 😈 with amazing QPR 👍

🍇 78% Cab S, 12% Mer, 5% Cab F & 5% Pet V

🍷 Opaque purple deep ruby

👃 Sweet blackcurrant, plum & cherry through smokey cedar w/ flinty minerals, earth, mocha & clove tones

👄 Med+ body of ripe sweet intense creamy smooth blackcurrant with dark rich mocha & plum kick

🎯 Med+ slight dry blackcurrant, mineral & mocha rich stain 😈
— 6 days ago

Weijie, Carl and 5 others liked this

Quinta da Pellada

Dão DOC Red Blend 2003

19/V/2017
Красиво созревший аромат ликёрной вишни, припущенной сливы, патоки, сухой шерсти, эвкалипта. Тело средней плотности, во вкусе перезревшая вишня, морс из красных ягод, морская галька, мятный шоколад, сажа. Средний уровень кислотности; мягко и свежо. 17/20
— 5 days ago

Alexander, Konstantin and 1 other liked this

Z. Alexander Brown Wines

Uncaged North Coast Proprietary Red Blend 2014

Nice ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, sweet plums, oak, licorice, spices, earth, chocolates, tobacco, peppercorn and espresso.

Medium plus in body with medium acidity. Smooth with long legs.

Dry on the palate and fruity, with cherries, currants, sweet plums, alcohol, light vegetables, coffee, chocolates, tobacco, black pepper and spices.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy cherries.

This is a nice surprise. A great red blend from California. Balanced and enjoyable with mild complexity. Will be good in the next few years, but not for a long time. Spicy and smooth with a soft mouthfeel. Drinking nicely now all by itself.

14.5% alcohol by volume.
— 13 days ago

Trixie, Ted and 10 others liked this

Behrens Family Winery

The Road Les Traveled III St. Helena Red Blend

NV wine from Behrens Family Winery. Love this producer for making some seriously deep and complex wines that have just about anything to complement anything! This wine is massive, and ready to go! Fruit forward but not a jam bomb. Nice chalky and still youthful and expressive blackberry fruit. This one shows complexity from the middle to the finish where a toasted oak and chocolate mocha note kind of kick in. Really good with dinner but huge with dessert. If this isn't my one and only Erna Schein left, it's close! Very nice wine!! — 2 days ago

Shay, Jason and 9 others liked this

Vision Cellars

Napa Valley Red Blend 2012

Never even heard of this wine. The winemaker is Mac McDonald, who grew up in East TX. Known for being that typical East TX country boy wherever he goes by wearing a straw hat and overalls. His Dad was a moonshiner. I've not met him, but after having this delicious blend, the people who shared it (and are club members) raved about him.

Evidently this wine is not made every year. Vision Cellars focuses on pinot, but in good years, they put this out. This is the epitome of jammy...I don't mean just lots of fruit, I mean this smells like jam or preserves straight from the jar. There has got to be some Zinfandel in this. Though jammy, it wasn't too sweet...the tannins balanced it out. Blueberry preserves, blackberry pie, vanilla bean ice cream, figs. A very delicious wine with what seems to be a very unique label and winemaker.
— 13 days ago

Weston Eidson
with Weston
David, Ryan and 22 others liked this

I Vigneri di Salvo Foti

I Vigneri di Salvo Foti Etna Vinupetra 2014

Salvo (and Simone) Foti's flagship red - Nerello Mascalese/Capuccio, and Alicante (Sicilian for Grenache), and rare varietal Francisis - all from a single vineyard with 100+ year old vines - this wine is still a baby but is already showing enticing red fruits, spice, and a little bit of lava funk that I think will shine through when I revisit around 2020. Thanks Simone! — 12 days ago

Ted, Scott and 4 others liked this