Cashmere Cellars

Black Magic Alluring Dark California Red Blend

8.997 ratings
8.84 pro ratings
California, USA
Red Blend
Game, Baking Spices, Duck, Goose, Potato, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Pasta, Herbs, Beans & Peas, Onion, Chicken, Pork, Venison, Salami & Prosciutto, Pungent Cheese, Soft Cheese, Mushrooms, Tomato-Based, Turkey, Veal, Hard Cheese
Top Notes For
"Odedi"

Deep purple in color with a nice purplish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black currants, cherry pie, figs, raisins, oak, alcohol, light vanilla, spices, licorice, leather, chocolates, mocha, coffee, cocoa and black pepper.

Full body with medium acidity and long legs.

Very fruity on the palate with black currants, blackberries, sweet cherries, blueberry pie, figs, raisins, wood, earth, leather, licorice, light vanilla, pencil lead, spices, light herbs, coffee, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Californian Red Blend is drinking very nicely now. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Enjoyable by itself as a sipping wine or with food. Rich and jammy.

Good right out of the bottle, but much better after 90 minutes in a decanter, when it becomes more balanced with nice tannins and structure. Good for parties too.

A blend of Petite Syrah, Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$15.

Deep purple in color with a nice purplish rim.

Fruity nose with blackberries, black currants, cherry pie, figs, raisins, oak, alcohol, light vanilla, spices, licorice, leather, chocolates, mocha, coffee, cocoa and black pepper.

Full body with medium acidity and long legs.

Very fruity on the palate with black currants, blackberries, sweet cherries, blueberry pie, figs, raisins, wood, earth, leather, licorice, light vanilla, pencil lead, spices, light herbs, coffee, dark chocolates and peppercorn.

Long finish with round tannins and tangy raspberries.

This Californian Red Blend is drinking very nicely now. Nicely balanced with nice complexity and a great mouthfeel.

Enjoyable by itself as a sipping wine or with food. Rich and jammy.

Good right out of the bottle, but much better after 90 minutes in a decanter, when it becomes more balanced with nice tannins and structure. Good for parties too.

A blend of Petite Syrah, Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.

$15.

Sep 15th, 2018
"Odedi"

Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherry pie, wood, vanilla, licorice, light vegetables, chocolates, tobacco, beef jerky, earth, vinaigrette, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, oak, licorice, cloves, chocolates, earth, vanilla, spices, alcohol, tobacco, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great red blend from California. Well balanced with nice complexity and mouthfeel. The palate was much more interesting than the nose.


Peaking now, and good right out of the bottle, but much better after 2 hours when the tannins come in and bring in more structure. I had it last year, and now it's much better. The tannins calmed down and it is much more balanced.

Wine Enthusiasts 88 points.

A blend of Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache. A yummy blend with a nice mouthfeel.

15% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$16.

Deep purple in color with a short purplish rim.

Fruity nose of blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherry pie, wood, vanilla, licorice, light vegetables, chocolates, tobacco, beef jerky, earth, vinaigrette, spices and black pepper.

Full bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked strawberries, oak, licorice, cloves, chocolates, earth, vanilla, spices, alcohol, tobacco, light vegetables and peppercorn.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.

This is a great red blend from California. Well balanced with nice complexity and mouthfeel. The palate was much more interesting than the nose.


Peaking now, and good right out of the bottle, but much better after 2 hours when the tannins come in and bring in more structure. I had it last year, and now it's much better. The tannins calmed down and it is much more balanced.

Wine Enthusiasts 88 points.

A blend of Petite Sirah, Mourvedre, Syrah and Grenache. A yummy blend with a nice mouthfeel.

15% alcohol by volume.

90 points.

$16.

Jun 16th, 2018
Karyn Fricke

Rich berry, good blend.

Rich berry, good blend.

2 people found it helpfulMar 3rd, 2017
DAL 9000

Tasted at the winery and bought a bottle. Big aroma of plums. Big velvet on the tongue. Taste a blend of dark cherries and plums and cranberries. A long dry finish.

Tasted at the winery and bought a bottle. Big aroma of plums. Big velvet on the tongue. Taste a blend of dark cherries and plums and cranberries. A long dry finish.

1 person found it helpfulJun 10th, 2017
Steven Beishuizen

Juicy and tall. Tremendous with our BBQ burgers.

Juicy and tall. Tremendous with our BBQ burgers.

1 person found it helpfulMar 17th, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

I was in a hurry and a bottle short of a discount... I'm not going to lie, this has some appeal. There's a juicy blast of black raspberry followed by some loamy soil and spice, but in some sort of sinister irony there's a big "poof" and then the wine disappears before the midpalate.

I was in a hurry and a bottle short of a discount... I'm not going to lie, this has some appeal. There's a juicy blast of black raspberry followed by some loamy soil and spice, but in some sort of sinister irony there's a big "poof" and then the wine disappears before the midpalate.

1 person found it helpfulMar 1st, 2017
Lori Bourgeois

This was a delectable wine for about $13 at TJs. I brought it for Xmas dinner and it was well received (Vik especially liked it). Tastes expensive.

This was a delectable wine for about $13 at TJs. I brought it for Xmas dinner and it was well received (Vik especially liked it). Tastes expensive.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2016
Natalie Stassen

Not for us

Not for us

1 person found it helpfulDec 17th, 2016
Kristen Schott

So excited Trader Joe's is carrying this now...

So excited Trader Joe's is carrying this now...

1 person found it helpfulNov 4th, 2016
D Cerman

Would've been surprised by the lack of nose, if I hadn't already heard about it. Otherwise, no complaints- like most all Cline's I've had. Soft and full in the mouth, good berry notes, and very enjoyable.

Would've been surprised by the lack of nose, if I hadn't already heard about it. Otherwise, no complaints- like most all Cline's I've had. Soft and full in the mouth, good berry notes, and very enjoyable.

1 person found it helpfulOct 3rd, 2016