93pts James Suckling
Each variety is fermented on the other’s skins in a twist of technique. The swagger here is palpable and the deep dark berries are laced with flowers and delivered in pure, unadulterated form. So good! A blend of 51% malbec and 49% cabernet franc.
89pts Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
With the hints of dark black and blue fruits at its core, the 2017 Red Blend is open and accessible now, with smooth and fruity aromas compounded by scents of wet concrete and a soft smokiness in the glass. Medium to full-bodied, the wine is pleasing and refined on the palate—and it comes at a fantastic price. The wine ends with a lingering, food-friendly tannic expression on the finish. This delivers a lot of pleasure for a small price.
This wine opens with refined notes of raspberry, white tea leaves, a hint of fresh mint and lavender. The flavors are layered with milk chocolate, fig reduction, dark plum and licorice root, and the texture is angular, yet sophisticated, with chocolate ganache details in the finish.
Pair with beef sliders, citrus marinated pork sandwiches, beef and pork meatballs in a chipotle sauce