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