The Cleaver California Red Blend 2013

8.831 ratings on Delectable
$17.99$14.98

"A must for meat - Just ask your butcher!" is the slogan here, and the wine delivers on the promise. It's 70% Zinfandel, 20% Syrah, and 10% Petit Sirah and jam-packed with ripe raspberry, blackberry and dark cherry fruit - very Zinny - with extra plushness from the Syrah and Petit Sirah. Brairy fruit and sweet/smoky spice on the finish make this an outstanding cookout red!

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Ratings on Delectable

James Samson

Delicious California blend of Zin, Syrah, and P-Syrah....big tannin, a lot of body...great with my spicy Italian sausage and pasta. Cool label too!

Delicious California blend of Zin, Syrah, and P-Syrah....big tannin, a lot of body...great with my spicy Italian sausage and pasta. Cool label too!

8.5

Christine Kidder

8.5 $15 my fave

8.5 $15 my fave

8.6

Sipping Fine Wine

A blend of 70% Zinfandel, 20% Syrah & 10% Petite Sirah, with aromas of ripe black fruits with citrus notes. On the palate this wine is jammy and sticky with cherry and blackberry flavors, chocolate and orange candy zest. Soft tannins, bordering on sweet and not overly acidic, the wine finishes medium. Drink now, no aging potential.

A blend of 70% Zinfandel, 20% Syrah & 10% Petite Sirah, with aromas of ripe black fruits with citrus notes. On the palate this wine is jammy and sticky with cherry and blackberry flavors, chocolate and orange candy zest. Soft tannins, bordering on sweet and not overly acidic, the wine finishes medium. Drink now, no aging potential.

8.0

TJ Girsch

This was a solid, solid bottle. Character goes from fruity to dry on your palate, with layers of complexity. Would buy a case.

This was a solid, solid bottle. Character goes from fruity to dry on your palate, with layers of complexity. Would buy a case.

9.2

John Pruyn

Complex

Complex

8.9

Renwood Winery

Marketing Director, Renwood Winery

2013 Cleaver Red Blend Deeply hued and packed with aromas of black cherry, tobacco, and a hint of orange oil, the 2013 The Cleaver is a powerful wine. Dense flavors of blackberry and tobacco leaves dipped in cherry sauce are perfectly integrated in this silky, juicy, and incredibly smooth drinking experience. Vibrant and mouthwatering, the dark fruit flavors linger in the wine’s lengthy finish.

2013 Cleaver Red Blend Deeply hued and packed with aromas of black cherry, tobacco, and a hint of orange oil, the 2013 The Cleaver is a powerful wine. Dense flavors of blackberry and tobacco leaves dipped in cherry sauce are perfectly integrated in this silky, juicy, and incredibly smooth drinking experience. Vibrant and mouthwatering, the dark fruit flavors linger in the wine’s lengthy finish.

10

"Odedi"

Dark Ruby in color with a purplish rim. Fruity on the nose with barnyard, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, oak, currants, licorice, smoke and black pepper. Full-bodied with medium acidity and nice legs. Fruity and jammy on the palate with cherries, currants, blackberries, blueberries, vanilla, licorice, oak, light cloves, green peppers, bitter almonds and peppercorn. Medium plus on the finish with full tannins, yet round, bitter almonds and tart cherries. A Nice Red blend, but a little bitter on the finish for me. Simple but drinkable everyday red wine and a little off balance. Opened up after 30 minutes in a decanter. High alcohol wine, but it wasn't very noticeable, which surprised me. 14.8% alcohol by volume.

Dark Ruby in color with a purplish rim. Fruity on the nose with barnyard, cherries, blackberries, blueberries, oak, currants, licorice, smoke and black pepper. Full-bodied with medium acidity and nice legs. Fruity and jammy on the palate with cherries, currants, blackberries, blueberries, vanilla, licorice, oak, light cloves, green peppers, bitter almonds and peppercorn. Medium plus on the finish with full tannins, yet round, bitter almonds and tart cherries. A Nice Red blend, but a little bitter on the finish for me. Simple but drinkable everyday red wine and a little off balance. Opened up after 30 minutes in a decanter. High alcohol wine, but it wasn't very noticeable, which surprised me. 14.8% alcohol by volume.

8.2

Fran Heitmann

Easy to drink. Medium body. 2013

Easy to drink. Medium body. 2013

8.5

Fran Heitmann

Light but tasty. Almost pino noir in body.

Light but tasty. Almost pino noir in body.

Location

  • 1351 Chain Bridge Rd
    McLean, VA 22101

  • Monday-Saturday: 10AM-7PM
    Sunday: 11AM-6PM