Red Blend

Cocobon Wines

Estates Roasted Oak California Red Blend

Color of dark purple. Nose of woody barrel, dark fruits, strength of alcohol, and more oaky note. Taste is smooth and sweet, low tannins, with slightly burn maybe due to being aged in oak barrel. Some more grapefruit, acidity, cocoa, spicy alcohol and sweet ripe fruits in the 2nd sip. Aftertaste definitely shows some warmth in the throat. Quite tasty at this price range. — 3 days ago

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Montepepe

Toscana Red Blend 2015

ESF
9.3

This was infanticide - absolutely inky & impenetrable color, and shut down nose. I caught a glimpse of the power & depth after several hours, but I opted to hold the bottle for a couple of days… glad I did: drenched in rich black cherry, blackberry, black plum, and secondary notes galore: smoke & white pepper, lilacs & violets, turned soil, cherry cough drop, and so much more. Wave after wave, first it was Brunello then it was some intense Aussie Shiraz. Palate is huge, but finely grained tannins. Lacking acidity is really the only facet holding this back. Paired w/leftover roasted lamb w/balsamic reduction over rice. Impressive @Lyle Fass but I won’t touch this again for at least 5 yrs — 5 days ago

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I love this estate. So legit. Incredible stuff.

Curly St. James

The Ostentatious Parlay RED BLEND 2014

Sam Smith of the Smith Madrone wine family. Outstanding, Cheval Blanc-like blend sans the Merlot. Pre-release. 8 years in barrel. 50-50 CF and CS. Only 135 cases. ABV 14.1%. — 4 days ago

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Pahlmeyer

Thirtieth Anniversary 30 Red Blend 2016

Blend of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot & 2% Malbec, deep Ruby with aromas of berry fruits with spice, herb and earthy notes. On the palate flavors of blackberry, ripe cherry and blueberry with currants, cigar box spice, cedar, floral herbs and earthy notes. Meaty fine tannins, long finish, ending with fruit, spice, earth and cedar notes. Very Nice! — 4 days ago

Paul, Tom and 2 others liked this

Tasca D'Almerita

Contea di Sclafani Rosso del Conte 2016

Approximately 50/50 Nero d’Avola and Perricone which is a beautiful blend! High in acidity, quite tannic and plenty of red fruit. Also a “rustic” touch. Everything is still a bit on its own but after some additional cellartime this wine should be stellar! — 6 days ago

Paul, Charles and 14 others liked this

Casa de Mouraz

Nina Red Blend

Hazy pale ruby; medium intensity aromas of cranberry, red currant, tart red cherry, subtle blossom, raspberry; dry, high acid, low tannins, medium alcohol, medium body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; tart and fresh — 6 days ago

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Domaine d'E Croce (Yves Leccia)

Ile de Beauté Red Wine 2019

Yves Leccia’s 2019 Île de Beauté IGP Rouge is a blend of 80% Grenache and 20% Niellucciu, hailing from the northerly appellation of Patrimonio, Corsica.

Île de Beauté – the namesake for many wines produced on the island – translates to ‘island of beauty’ in English.

This is a beautiful wine, indeed. It is medium ruby with ripe cherry, strawberry, and kirsch notes leaping out of the glass; it also offers licorice, fennel, violet, and subtle meaty characteristics. The fruit is unmistakably intense and concentrated. I suspect it’s a reflection of the dry, sun-soaked climate on this beautiful, mountainous Mediterranean Island.

This is such a versatile and food-friendly wine – it’s definitely worth a taste if you have the chance (preferably while gazing upon Corsica’s coastal seascapes). Cheers to the wines of Corsica!
— 16 days ago

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Roccia Rossa

Galliano Coste della Sesia Red Blend 2014

Lyle Fass
9.2

Nose has roses and some nice meaty tones that come with age. Spicey as well. Basically classic Costa Della Sessia. Juicy palate with nice lift and really in a great place. Red fruits and spice throughout. Nice mintyness as well and surprisingly good length. Very sappy and very pure. As it airs out this gets some tannic heft and density. 9.1 to 9.2. — 3 days ago

Ericsson, Severn and 4 others liked this

Später-Veit

π Trocken Red Blend 2015

Lyle Fass
9.2

Aging these entry level Spater-Veits is very rewarding. What a nose. Smells like a 1er Cru. Wow. Super fragrant. So floral. Gorgeous cherries. Really refined aromas. Just so pretty. Palate is sweet, elegant and juicy. Tangy with mid to early season cherries. Elegant sweet and ripe tannins on the lithe side. Really just a spectacular showing for a wine I sold for less than $20. Remarkable. — 7 days ago

Dick, Severn and 5 others liked this

Clos Canereccia

Corse Red Blend 2013

I have a fascination and tend to like the wines from Corsica, a lot. It's been a while for this one at 9 years old but it is drinking beautifully now with room to go!

Really nice, like a hypothetical blend of a Chianti Classico and a Bandol Rouge. Darker with no bricking yet so it's holding up very well for 9 years of age. The nose and palate are very expressive with red and blue fruits, spice, and a nice tension from the acidity that keeps things fresh, while the fruit and spice abound. Slightly more than medium in body, tannin and acidity, the alcohol is med+ on the label but tastes integrated. Nose, palate and finish are med+. All in harmony here and has another 5+ easy.
— 14 days ago

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