The Paring Santa Ynez Valley Red Blend 2012

9.028 ratings on Delectable
$29.99

An intense blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot. "Supple, radiant and expressive, graces the palate with exquisite dark fruit, mocha, plums, spices, raspberry jam and dark spices. Readers will have a hard time keeping their hands off this supremely delicious red. Easily one of the very best values readers will find in California." Vinous 92

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Ratings on Delectable

Taddy mac Delectable Pro

The Pick of the litter of wines I am showing off this week...an affordable Bordeaux-based blend with some clear California notes. Twenty-two months oak, 55% new but by no means "oaky"...Tends towards the darker fruits, a pleasure to drink and I suspect it will be for some time to come...

The Pick of the litter of wines I am showing off this week...an affordable Bordeaux-based blend with some clear California notes. Twenty-two months oak, 55% new but by no means "oaky"...Tends towards the darker fruits, a pleasure to drink and I suspect it will be for some time to come...

8.9

Casey Stringer

One of the best QPR's out there.

One of the best QPR's out there.

9.1

Tom Casagrande

I am reflexively prejudiced against California Cabs that aren't from Napa or Sonoma, especially those from anywhere south of Santa Cruz, cbut this is pretty good. Better than the last bottle I had. Nose has rich cassis and dark blackberry, and lots of graphite and dark minerals. Dark and tannic on the palate, but this seems like it just needs a few more years to round into shape.

I am reflexively prejudiced against California Cabs that aren't from Napa or Sonoma, especially those from anywhere south of Santa Cruz, cbut this is pretty good. Better than the last bottle I had. Nose has rich cassis and dark blackberry, and lots of graphite and dark minerals. Dark and tannic on the palate, but this seems like it just needs a few more years to round into shape.

8.9

Robert Stackowiak

Good price performer blend with rich pedigree that shows as fruit forward in its youth - July 2016

Good price performer blend with rich pedigree that shows as fruit forward in its youth - July 2016

8.9

Location

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    McLean, VA 22101

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