Posts Tagged Red

2013 Cambria ‘Benchmark’ Pinot Noir, Santa Maria Valley

Earthy like French Burgundy but lighter in body, this is an easy-drinking wine that would pair nicely with just about any dish that includes mushrooms. It’s tough to pick out a fruit impression other than simply “red,” but interest is added by... Read more

2013 Kendall-Jackson ‘Vintner’s Reserve’ Red Wine Blend, California

Many people turn up their noses at multi-variety wines made from grapes grown in multiple areas. Not us. All we at Wine Lines care about is what’s in the glass, and when this Red Wine Blend is in our glass, we’re very happy. Syrah is the primary... Read more

2013 Kendall-Jackson ‘Vintner’s Reserve’ Merlot, Sonoma County

Soft and delicate, this is what many wine drinkers expect when they open a bottle of Merlot and pour it into their glasses. Blueberry, black cherry and mild blackberry are the fruit flavors, which are joined by a hint of spice. For a satisfying... Read more

2013 Kendall-Jackson ‘Vintner’s Reserve’ Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma County

With a tannin structure that quickly fades with time in the glass, this is a Cabernet to drink while others on your wine rack evolve. Blackberries and currants are up front in the nose, joined by notes of mocha, vanilla, cedar and just a hint of... Read more

2014 Kendall-Jackson ‘Vintner’s Reserve’ Syrah, Santa Barbara County

Syrah often exudes a smoky quality, and this one seems to billow the smoke, hiding any trace of fruit on the nose. With a whole lot of swirling, a tart cherry note emerges, gradually followed by hints of plum, Dr. Pepper and dark berries. This is a... Read more

2013 Edmeades Zinfandel, Perli, Mendocino Ridge

Opaque purple/black color. Syrupy aromas of blackberries and black currants are accented by notes of black pepper and cedar. In the mouth, velvety blackberry liqueur leads to a youthful chewiness. The juicy finish begs for the next sip. Here is an... Read more

2013 Edmeades Zinfandel, Shamrock, Mendocino County

Opaque purple color in the glass. This is a sedate, claret-like rendition of Zinfandel. Aromas of sandalwood, dried cherries and cranberries, and a smidge of orange zest lead to a similar palate profile, picking up a creamy mouthfeel on the way to a... Read more

2013 Edmeades Zinfandel, Gianoli, Mendocino Ridge

Barely opaque dark garnet color. Initial flowery aromas of framboise are accented by earthy scents of pine forest floor and savory herbs. It seems sleeker in the mouth, where the raspberry fruit joins fleshy cherry, and it picks up chocolate and... Read more

2013 Liberated Cabernet Sauvignon, North Coast

Opaque purple-black color. Well-defined aromas of sweet blackberry, black currant, fleshy black cherry, plum, and fresh dill are rounded out by shadings of butter, cream, and milk chocolate. These flavors continue on the palate, leaving an... Read more

2014 La Crema Pinot Noir, Monterey

A bright, translucent ruby hue. Sassy notes of fresh orange zest and red cherries lead to whiffs of blackberry, blueberry, tea leaves, and notes of cocoa powder and woodspice. It is lithe and feminine in the mouth. This red is built for immediate... Read more