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2014 Sidebar US Red Blend "Rhoneish"

Winery: Sidebar

Vintage: 2014

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Rhoneish"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 48% Mourvedre, 37% Grenache & 15% Syrah

Region: Redwood Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $27

Cases produced: 872

KWG Score: 88.6 (based on 3 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)

Review date: April 23, 2016

Wine Review: This dark red colored Rhone blend opens with a red raspberry and black currant like bouquet with a hint of black jelly bean. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, round and easy to enjoy. The flavor profile is a pleasant blackberry and black currant blend hints of smoked beef jerky, olive, anise spice and oak. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger for a little while. This very approachable red has a bit of a rustic flair to it. That said, it is friendly enough to pair with Coq au vin. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: Rich, soft and plush yet perfectly dry, this southern Rhone inspired blend will fill your mouth with pleasure.

Organic status: not organic

Buy it: Use 1000 Corks to find stores that sell Sidebar 2014 Rhoneish.

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