Tag: californian wine

Wine for under £10 – Take Seven

With me consuming, buying, testing, trying and enjoying it, I thought I focus a little bit on a wine column here in my blog and recommend some nice wines. Of course I focus on affordable wines and those that you can buy on the high street.

At Waitrose I got “Wente Take Seven – small lot red wine” the other day. It has 7 different grape varieties, hence the name 😉

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The wine is a mixture of Cabernet Sauvignon (16%), Barbera (20%), Petite Sirah (17%), Syrah (14%), Counoise (10%), Tempranillo (13%), Petit Verdot (10%).

Look at this post of Petit Verdot

Hence it is called a small lot and is made from grapes at the Central Coast of California, a city called Livermore, the Wente Vineyards.


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I really like the wine. It has a warming taste to it and you can tell the grapes got plenty of sun. For less than £10 this is a bargain. The winemaker describes it as “delicious robust red, […] showing ample, ripe black fruit flavors with subtle spice notes”. Almost like a Cabernet Sauvignon with some spicy character, no oak but very fruity. Still a heavy wine with 13.5% alcohol.

I would recommend this one to nice meaty dishes or just after diner with a few cheese crackers.

Enjoy.