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Siena Sonoma County Red Blend

9.0129 ratings
8.47 pro ratings
Sonoma County, 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
Frank Grinnell

Very drinkable, under $20 blend. 2011 especially good, other recent vintages not so hot.

Very drinkable, under $20 blend. 2011 especially good, other recent vintages not so hot.

5 people found it helpfulJun 24th, 2014
Jackie Wagner

Great with pizza!! Not sweet or dry, just very smooth!

Great with pizza!! Not sweet or dry, just very smooth!

4 people found it helpfulJun 21st, 2014
Paul Martin

Rich and dark but not grape-y! Great for Italian. $20

Rich and dark but not grape-y! Great for Italian. $20

4 people found it helpfulJun 15th, 2014
Ed Matthews

A purple wine with ruby red highlights and a stony black fruit nose expressing a lot of minerality. There's a hint of spice and slight mint and licorice notes riding on a blue-black fruit palate. Grip is medium, acidity is medium, finish is medium long.

A purple wine with ruby red highlights and a stony black fruit nose expressing a lot of minerality. There's a hint of spice and slight mint and licorice notes riding on a blue-black fruit palate. Grip is medium, acidity is medium, finish is medium long.

2 people found it helpfulMar 20th, 2014
Mason Balistreri

Sommelier, International Wine Guild; Balistreri Vineyard; Sales, Joy Wine and Spirits

8.0

Not surprised that it got 90 points. Big. Oaky. Fruity. I'm already bored

Not surprised that it got 90 points. Big. Oaky. Fruity. I'm already bored

1 person found it helpfulJul 23rd, 2014
Austin Baird

This petite was fairly light bodied, light spices, and filled with warm, delicate hints of blackberry and raspberry.

This petite was fairly light bodied, light spices, and filled with warm, delicate hints of blackberry and raspberry.

1 person found it helpfulApr 25th, 2014
Jusden Aumand

Black cherry, smokey, oak. .a crowd pleaser.

Black cherry, smokey, oak. .a crowd pleaser.

Jun 27th, 2015
David Kline

Ok. This wine is a stemmy mess. The bottle feels very important, and it's ancient looking papyrus label, makes me feel like I have discovered a fragment of the Dead Sea scrolls. But like some fragments of the DSS, this one takes a lot of imagination to make it good. It is old world earthy on the nose, but hot. Medicinal and bubblegum on the palate, very politician meets snake oil salesman. I let it evolve in glass for hours, but tastes like a holly leaf after a present-less holiday. No idea how much this costs, but I like Dimetapp grape better. It is so stemmy and lingering as to be almost parasitic. Who drinks this? Voodoo dolls on Robutussin DM, snorting caffeine pills? It literally tastes like aspirin soaked in tobacco water and grape Kool-Ade with gin and chalk notes. Terrible. Doctor Strange.

Ok. This wine is a stemmy mess. The bottle feels very important, and it's ancient looking papyrus label, makes me feel like I have discovered a fragment of the Dead Sea scrolls. But like some fragments of the DSS, this one takes a lot of imagination to make it good. It is old world earthy on the nose, but hot. Medicinal and bubblegum on the palate, very politician meets snake oil salesman. I let it evolve in glass for hours, but tastes like a holly leaf after a present-less holiday. No idea how much this costs, but I like Dimetapp grape better. It is so stemmy and lingering as to be almost parasitic. Who drinks this? Voodoo dolls on Robutussin DM, snorting caffeine pills? It literally tastes like aspirin soaked in tobacco water and grape Kool-Ade with gin and chalk notes. Terrible. Doctor Strange.

Aug 31st, 2014
Norma Smihal

Nice blend. Waiting for this magnum to open up; figured a 2011 would be flavorful. Strong notes of blackberry and vanilla. Nice finish.

Nice blend. Waiting for this magnum to open up; figured a 2011 would be flavorful. Strong notes of blackberry and vanilla. Nice finish.

Dec 31st, 2018
Thomas Carroll

Light drinking wine. Easy on the nose. Light tannins. My wife is finishing the bottle. She gives it about a 9.2. I am not so generous. But for a screw cap wine, I was happily surprised. 2011 vintage.

Light drinking wine. Easy on the nose. Light tannins. My wife is finishing the bottle. She gives it about a 9.2. I am not so generous. But for a screw cap wine, I was happily surprised. 2011 vintage.

Nov 23rd, 2016