Red Blend Wines (various)

Apothic Dark Red Blend 2013


Blend

Apothic Dark seamlessly integrates flavors of blueberry and blackberry with enticing notes of coffee and dark chocolate for a rich and smooth mouthfeel with layers of texture. ($11.00)


Beckmen Cuvee Le Bec 2011


ICuvee Le Bec

Inky ruby. Ripe, smoke- and spice-accented black and blue fruits on the nose and in the mouth. Lush and open-knit but energetic as well, showing a suave floral quality on the long, sweet and gently tannic finish. ($18.00)
http://www.beckmenvineyards.com/


Brecon Forty Two


Red Rhone Blend

Opaque garnet color. Fruity aromas of black cherry, lingonberry, black licorice, and pomegranate with a velvety, dry medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, black cherry, crushed plum, dried strawberry, and blackberry compote finish with soft tannins and light oak. Packed with dark, juicy, jammy fruit that manages to keep all in balance with finesse, structure and a bright cherry note through to the juicy finish and well-integrated taught tannins. ($42.00)

Cotes De Rohne 2013


Red Blend

The aroma of this wine has a distinct blackberry aroma with hints of vanilla. This wine is fresh and fruit forward being a 2013 vintage. It has a nice balance of tannins and fruit flavors; however some may find it a little too tannic for their palates. It does have a slightly peppery finish which is characteristic of the two main wines in the blend, Grenache Noir and Syrah. ($10.00)


Denner The Dirt Worshipper


Vioginer

This wine has a drop dead gorgeous bouquet of black raspberry, game, violets, and ground pepper that flows to a medium to full-bodied, focused, and structured palate. There's a decidedly northern Rhône like quality here, and the wine has riveting focus and precision on both the nose and palate. Picking up a saline like minerality, as well as building tannin, on the finish. ($65.00)
http://www.dennervineyards.com/

Denner The Ditch Digger 2012


Cuvee

Deep, savory, and mineral-laced, with classic black cherry, olive, pepper, and wild herbs like qualities on the nose, this medium to full-bodied beauty has a structured, balanced feel, solid concentration, and masses of chewy tannin on the finish. ($65.00)
http://www.dennervineyards.com/


Justin Right Angle 2012


Red Blend

Full-bodied on the entry with ripe blackcurrant, bright cherry and blackberry fruit, vanilla spice and cedar. Mineral and pencil lead notes in the mid-palate. A balanced, long finish with lingering fruit contained by smooth tannins. ($30.00)
http://justinwine.com/


Meerlust Rubicon 2007


Rubicon

Very deep, youthful color, and intense almost purple hue. Very classic Rubicon nose with violets, ripe plum, cedar wood and intense spiciness. Still young and still intense, promising further maturation potential. The palate is full-bodied, structured but packed with fresh dark fruit and rounded, linear tannins. ($29.00)


Murphy-Goode Homefront Red 2011


Red Blend

This new California Red Wine is a blend of Syrah, Merlot, Petit Sirah, and Zinfandel. This is a wine that is food friendly and fruit forward. It's chock full of flavors of black cherry and raspberry, vanilla and toast, and has a nice long finish that invites another glass. ($13.00)

Peachy Canyon Para Siempre 2012


Red

Black currant throughout. The nose offers pie crust, baking spices and vanilla. Bright acidity, integrated oak, and a lingering finish. Minerality, derived from time aging in concrete, accentuates the aromas and provides an elegant mouthfeel. ($55.00)

Peirano Vineyards The Other


Red Blend

One is immediately struck by the vibrant color of this wine. The aromas of blackberries and plums are complemented by spice, toasty oak and cedar notes. Upon washing this liquid across the palate, a wave of sweet black cherries and boysenberries, with a hint of smoky, dark oak lead to a long, totally seductive, finish. ($14.00)

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