Ruby Vine

California Red Blend

8.230 ratings
-no 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
Miranda Williams

This is a wine that I received through Bright Cellars. Very pretty semi-opaque ruby red, this wine has a very pretty, clean, fruit forward nose dominated by a cherry aroma (but dammit if I don't catch a whiff of fresh, spicy cilantro in there as well every now and again to make it a little more interesting). Medium-full body, with a flavor profile that balances pleasantly between sweet and dry(perhaps leaning a bit towards sweet). Light oak, soft acid, gentle tannins accompany juicy, fruit flavors making this a very approachable wine that would likely appeal to a wide variety of palates. This would be a decent wine to take to a party.

This wine plays nicely with chocolate and cheese (steal clear of goat cheeses, though) but is particularly lovely with hard Italian cheeses like Parmesan. I tasted it with San Joaquin Gold and it was absolutely delightful.

This is a wine that I received through Bright Cellars. Very pretty semi-opaque ruby red, this wine has a very pretty, clean, fruit forward nose dominated by a cherry aroma (but dammit if I don't catch a whiff of fresh, spicy cilantro in there as well every now and again to make it a little more interesting). Medium-full body, with a flavor profile that balances pleasantly between sweet and dry(perhaps leaning a bit towards sweet). Light oak, soft acid, gentle tannins accompany juicy, fruit flavors making this a very approachable wine that would likely appeal to a wide variety of palates. This would be a decent wine to take to a party.

This wine plays nicely with chocolate and cheese (steal clear of goat cheeses, though) but is particularly lovely with hard Italian cheeses like Parmesan. I tasted it with San Joaquin Gold and it was absolutely delightful.

2 people found it helpfulMay 5th, 2016
Laura Clark

Laura had this 5 years ago

Laura had this 5 years ago

1 person found it helpfulApr 8th, 2016
Sara Morfitt

Very bitter not my favorite

Very bitter not my favorite

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2016
Kimberly Davis

Paint thinner on the nose. I get hints of nail polish remover and cherry cola that is flat like it was left out on the counter for a few days. Over all, all of the bright cellar wines are pretty bad and this is no exception.

Paint thinner on the nose. I get hints of nail polish remover and cherry cola that is flat like it was left out on the counter for a few days. Over all, all of the bright cellar wines are pretty bad and this is no exception.

Jul 12th, 2016
Weston A Taylor

Surprisingly decent!!

Surprisingly decent!!

Jun 15th, 2016
Kendall Johnson

Pretty light as a red, and a little sweet, but definitely not lacking in flavor. Somewhere between a Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon. Berries are cherry and strawberry in flavor. Decent tannins.

Pretty light as a red, and a little sweet, but definitely not lacking in flavor. Somewhere between a Pinot Noir and a Cabernet Sauvignon. Berries are cherry and strawberry in flavor. Decent tannins.

May 19th, 2016
Jalyn Warren

Refreshing and light

Refreshing and light

May 14th, 2016
Craig Oley

Full bodied, not dry, not oaky, good sipping red

Full bodied, not dry, not oaky, good sipping red

Dec 5th, 2015
Betty Hedrick

Bright Cellars

Bright Cellars

Mar 25th, 2016