2013 Galante Vineyards Kick Ass Red
One taste of this California red blend wine and you'll wonder why the price tag isn't closer to the $40 - $45 range. In other words, the 1000 cases of the 2013 Galante Vineyards Kick Ass Red is 12,000 bottles of what appears to be an undiscovered or certainly underappreciated secret! Incredibly dark and gripping in the glass, this wine bursts with blackberry, black pepper, burnt ends and smoked animal hide. Mostly Malbec (70%), it's also joined by Petite Sirah (20%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (10%) which provides some strength, a slightly bolder finish and that dark, sexy coloring. Mouth-watering blackberry jam, cedar, pepper and a wisp of smoke lead to a finish that has hints more of blueberry and mineral and in a semi-dry and delicious finish. This is a perfect steak and baked potato wine......or lamb chops......or barbecue chicken.....just about anything meaty! For those in your life who "don't like red wine", I think you'll change their mind with this selection!
Carmel Valley, California
Suggested retail price: $25.00
Drink The Bottles Score: 92/100