Thursday, September 25, 2014

Weekly Wine Review - California Red Blend - 2012 Dirty Pure Project F-Bomb

I will admit that what made me pick up this bottle at our local gourmet grocery store was the name - The F Bomb.  What made me want to try this wine was that the wine is listed as a "California Red" which means the grapes could come from anywhere in California, and you will see this designation on many cheap and not so good wines. This wine however was listed as a small batch project with only 3,000 cases made which wasn't consistent with a bulk producer of low price/low quality wines. Hmmm.... let's give this a try!

Wine: 2012 Dirty Pure Project F-Bomb
Region: California
Grape Varieties: 89% Grenache , 6% Barbera,
5% Lagrein
Obtained from: Purchased at AJ Fine Foods
Price: $12
Wino4Life Category: Everyday Wine
Aeration before tasting: Just a swirl or two, no special aeration.
Cork Condition: Natural cork - no defects or issues.
Appearance: Clear, red in color with a pink rim.
Aroma: Cherry, strawberry, spices, cedar and a nice hint of black pepper.
Taste: Nice balance, easy drinking, with a surprisingly long finish.
The Grade: I give this one an A. For $12, this is a very nice, easy drinking wine. Not too big or too complex, but surprisingly delicious. Don't judge a wine only by it's "California Blend" label! 

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