2012 Joseph Carr US Red Blend "Red Blend"
Winery: Joseph Carr
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Blend"
Wine Category: US Red Blend
Grape blend: 89% Merlot & 19% Cabernet Sauvignon
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 900
KWG Score: 92 (based on 2 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)
Review date: February 25, 2016
Wine Review: This dark red colored Merlot based wine will appeal to Bordeaux fans. It was a big hit at the Expo. It opens with a very fragrant black cherry bouquet with hints of oak and black currant. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, and smooth. The flavor profile is a tasty cedar infused tart cherry with notes of a black pepper and plum. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins are nicely prolonged. Mark and I really enjoyed this old world styled wine. We would suggest pairing it with beef bourguignon. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: The wine features notes of black currant, tobacco, coffee, black cherry, and toffee. Full bodied, plush tannins and integrated acidity lead to a persistent finish.
Organic status: not organic
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