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Barbera

USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel and Syrah dominated), Shannon Ridge, Wrangler Red, Lake County, California, 2009

Red blend of: 37% Zinfandel, 35% Syrah, 18% Petite Sirah, 5% Barbera, 3% Mourvedre and 2% Tempranillo. Tasted 30 minutes to 4 hours post decant. N/ Juicy and ripe strawberry jam.  Burlap and clean canvas. Dry earth and light wafts of crushed granite. T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Nutmeg and spiced red and purple berries. […]

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USA, Red Blend, Red Dirt Red, Kunde, Sonoma Valley, California, 2008

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Red blend of: 37% Barbera, 29% Syrah, 25% Zinfandel and 9% Sangiovese. Note: almost 15% alcohol but does not nose or drink “hot”. N/ Round, extremely sweet, ripe plums. Strawberry jam. Stewed oaks. Moss. Gardenias (lovely!). Hint of river rocks. T/ Medium mouthfeel. Full, ripe, plum reduction sauce. Coating, jammy, red berries and strawberries. Well integrated […]

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USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel dominated), Folie a Deux, Amador County, California, 2008

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Red Blend of: 80 % Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, and 5% Barbera. N/ Nice barrel room, fat plums, stewed violets, black pepper, touch of dry cloves.  Light wafts of vinyl and rubber. T/ Medium-full to full mouth feel. Plums stewed with white and black pepper. Medium-high acid pop that cuts through, and balances, most of […]

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USA, Red Blend (Zinfandel, Petite Sirah, Barbera), Folie a Deux, Amador County, 2008

Red Blend of: 80% Zinfandel, 15% Petite Sirah, and 5% Barbera N/ Warm spice. Confectionery. Graham crackers. Stewed plums. Ripe berry jam. Chocolate. Delightful! T/ Light to medium mouthfeel. Big, but clean jammy plums. Pepper stewed blackberries. Light clove. Great juice! Price = $18 Brilliant. 93 This wine was a media sample kindly provide by […]

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USA, Red Blend, Big House, Red, 2009

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A 14 varietal ! red blend of: 27% Petite Sirah, 14.5% Syrah, 8.6% Montepulciano, 8.2% Barbera, 6.4% Nero d’Avola, 6.1% Tempranillo, 3.3% Malbec, 2.4% Aglianico, 2.4% Souzao, 2.3% Charbono, 2.2% Petite Verdot, 2.1% Cabernet Franc, 2% Tannat, 12.5% Other “esoteric” reds Ready to drink right after opening. N/ Smoked cassis. Sweet peppers. Fresh leather. Multiple […]

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USA, Red Blend, Tobin James, Chateau Le Cacheflo, 2007

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Gotta love that wine name. A red blend of Syrah, Sangiovese and Barbera. N/ Dry gunnysack. Cranberry. Cherry. Graphite. T/ Medium-full mouthfeel. Full, mature cherries. Reduction sauce. Black pepper. Thick, long finish.  Only costs around $11! Brilliant-. 90

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