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Red blend tasting - cheapest wine wins...
|Posted on November 9, 2018 at 10:59:15|
Location: SF Bay Area
Joined: April 22, 2003
...6 of us blind tasted 6 red blends from Napa or Sonoma, lowest point score wins.
5/6. Tie - 2012 District 4 Napa $35 - 28pts - 3 lasts - not as much fruit as the others, a little earthy, not much going on.
5/6. 2013 White Oak Mighty Oak Napa $19 - 28pts - 2 lasts - little off odor at first, not much fruit (my last).
4. 2016 Decoy Red Sonoma $20 - 22pts - 1 first - lighter, fruity, sweet, not much depth.
3. 2014 Cuvaison Two Estates Napa $59 - 19pts - 1 first - a little sweet, not too bad
2. Alpha Omega II Napa $39 - 15pts - 1 first (mine) - a little fruit forward, not too sweet, nice depth
1. 2016 Malm Cross Blend Sonoma - $16 (Costco) - 14pts - 3 firsts, 1 last (my second) - nice fruit, sweet, nice balance
The bottom two were the oldest of the six and one taster said they tasted "older" to him. For the money, the Malm is a terrific buy.