The Cleaver Red Blend 2013, California


My Rating 82 Points. 
Price $19.

Dark Ruby in color with a purplish rim.

Fruity on the nose with barnyard, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, oak, currants, licorice, smoke and black pepper.

Full-bodied with medium acidity and nice legs.

Fruity and jammy on the palate with cherries, currants, blackberries, blueberries, vanilla, licorice, oak, light cloves, green peppers, bitter almonds and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with full tannins, yet round, bitter almonds and tart cherries.

A Nice Red blend, but a little bitter on the finish for me. Simple but drinkable everyday red wine and a little off balance.
Opened up after 30 minutes in a decanter.
High alcohol wine, but it wasn’t very noticeable, which surprised me.

14.8% alcohol by volume.


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