Red blends

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Cousino-Macul Finis Terrae 2009

Cousino Macul Finis Terrae 2009A red Bordeaux-style blend consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon (70%), Merlot (25%) and Syrah (5%).

The Finis Terrae blend is aged for 14 months in French oak and bottled unfiltered. Dark red in color, with a good amount of dark berry fruit with hints of pepper and spice. Medium-body red blend with fairly heavy tannins, but finishes smoothly. The wine received 90 points from The Wine Advocate.

Vinted & bottled by Vina Cousino Macul S.A., Maipo Valley, Chile.

U.S. Importer: Winebow Inc., NY, NY.

Alc. 14%







14 Hands Red Blend 2010

14 Hands Red Blend 2010This red blend from Columbia River Valley in Washington state is labeled “Hot to Trot” and consists of the following grape varieties: Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, some Grenache and other varieties (according to the winemaker).

14 Hands red blend has a dark plum color and a nice aroma of ripe berry fruit. The taste is velvety smooth with luscious dark berry flavors with hints of cloves and medium tannins, which makes this a perfect all-around wine. For $12 -$13, this is a great value wine.

The name of the winery relates to the small horses that once roamed the Columbia River Valley. These horses measured a mere “14 Hands” tall. Wines can be ordered directly from the winery online.

Produced and bottled by 14 Hands Winery, Paterson WA.

Alc. 13.5%



Artesa Elements 2009

Artesa Elements 2009Artesa Elements 2009 wine is labeled as a ‘red (table) wine’ and is a blend of  Cabernet Sauvignon (44%),  Tempranillo (22%),  Merlot (16%),  Cabernet Franc (11%), Petit Verdot (3%),  Malbec (3%) and 1% Gracian. The grapes are sourced from 12 vineyards located along the hillside of Alexander Valley (Sonoma County).

That is a lot of different grapes, but the end result is a very nice red blend with intense flavors of blackberry and plum with hints of nutmeg and vanilla. The wine has good acidity and medium tannins, resulting in a smooth, lively finish. The wine is aged for 18 months in French Oak before bottling.

Produced and bottled by Artesa Winery, Napa, CA.

Alc. 14.6%