Friday, June 28, 2013

Raymond R Collection Lot 7 Field Blend 2010 Red Wine

Raymond R Collection Lot 7 Field Blend 2010 Red Wine,  $11.99-$14.99, 88 points, appears indistinguishable from the Liberty School Cabernet's "black currant red trending purple color" with its clear rim, except with a bit more clarity. It does seem odd that a Cabernet (has to have at least 75% of a varietal to be labeled as such) should have the same color of a Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Petite Sirah, and Zinfandel blend, but I couldn't tell them apart (Not that interested?).
Fruit-forward aroma of red grape, blackberry, cherries and spice with just a hint of white vinegar and ladybird, is strong.
Texturally moderately smooth on a medium-plus body with good acidity and mild tannin.
Though a bit on the sweet side, the flavors of cherries and rum are quite good.
Finishing on a trailing palate with just a touch of white pepper, mint, red licorice, and heat (13.5% alcohol), this is a workman's wine, and paired well with my sausage pizza.


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