Friday, October 10, 2014

Kathie Lee Gifford Estate Grown "Gifft" 2011 Red Wine

Kathie Lee Gifford Estate Grown "Gifft" 2011 Red Wine, $9.59-$13.99, 90 points, poured a pure high clarity purple red with an obligatory clear rim.
Aromas of black currant, toasty cherry, cinnamon, and hints of cedar were profuse.
Medium-plus bodied and smooth texture carried good acidity with a mild-plus underlayment of tannin.
Flavors mirrored the aromas, but finished with the complexity of mint, accelerating spice, sweet red cherry, and a floral component with a well integrated 13.5% alcohol.
Varietals included 42% Merlot, 25% Petite Sirah, 12% Syrah, 10% Petit Verdot, 4% you wouldn't believe.
I didn't know that Kathie Lee had a winery, but twist-top and all can't detract from such a good effort at a modest price.


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  1. I had no idea she 'made' wine either. Sounds like a good party red, (price, screw cap etc).

  2. Gifford's wines are being made by Scheid Vineyards in Greenfield. She also makes a light Chardonnay.