The other night I went to listen to and play some songs at a local tavern’s open mic. It’s a very popular spot where the mix of musicians ranges from novice to pro and the musical genres represented are all over the map. Makes for a very interesting and fun evening. Lucky for me I got a spot early in the lineup. So once I’d had my turn, I settled in to enjoy the music and this very appealing red blend.
Winemaker: Red Truck
Wine: Red Wine (blend)
Price: $7.99 at Trader Joe’s
Notes: I really liked this red blend by Red Truck wines. Didn’t know what to expect, but I had seen it at my local Trader Joe’s. With the bright red truck on the label it was easy to identify on the shelves behind the bar – even in the dim club lighting. So I gave it a go, and I’m glad I did. Red Truck tells us this blend is 46% Syrah, 23% Petite Sirah, 14% Cabernet Franc, and 7% Merlot. With alcohol at 13.6% it is a dry wine, but this is a fruit-forward blend that shouldn’t be off-putting to those who generally prefer their wines less dry. Flavors for me were primarily cherry and strawberry with some plum notes after it breathed a bit. There were nice hints of spice and very modest tannins. Again, I liked it: a really fine selection to sip while enjoying good music and good company.
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