Rutherford Ranch Winery (Rhiannon Wines) Proprietor’s Red Blend 2014, California

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My Rating 83 Points. 
Price $13.

Dark ruby in color with a thin purplish rim.

Light nose of metals, blackberries, blueberries, sweet cherries, oak, vanilla, licorice, earth and black pepper.

Full-bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Fruity on the palate with blackberries, blueberries, plums, earth, cherries, vanilla, oak, licorice and peppercorn.

Medium Plus on the finish with nice, smooth tannins, some spices and cherries.

A Good Red blend, but very basic, yet still enjoyable. Good right out of the bottle, but evolved a bit, after 30 minutes. As it opened up, tart cherries appeared at the finish, and tannins became fuller. Nice mouth feel and well Balanced.

I don’t think aging would be beneficial here. Drink while it’s young and fruity.

A blend of Syrah, Petite Sirah and Barbera.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

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