The red blend space on retail shelves continued to grow last year with many winemakers hoping to be a part of the segment’s 10 percent sales growth in 2015. This label was introduced last year and is part of the Constellation wine group.
A blend of cabernet sauvignon (44 percent), petite sirah (24 percent), syrah (16 percent), merlot (11 percent), zinfandel (3 percent) and other reds, the wine is aged in French oak. The pour is a teeth-staining, fruit-forward wine that pushes to the edge of sweetness. Soft and balanced tannins. A good introductory red wine.
Sherry: “Semi-sweet with flavors of black cherry, mulberry, plum and spice.” (2.75 stars out of 5)
Chris: “A nose of sweet plum and brown sugar with flavors of cherry and blackberry.” (3 stars out of 5)
Available from $9 to $12.
Coming next week: Martini & Rossi Moscato d’Asti