2011 Alias California Red Blend

Alias-California-Red-Blend

This great blend is made from 40% Merlot, 27% Zinfandel, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 11% Syrah.

From the winemaker – “In 2011, the California harvest experienced an extremely low yield. The result was a significantly smaller amount of merlot and cabernet sauvignon grapes than we needed. With prices for grapes and wine at a record high and no supply to add to our harvest, we started experimenting with blending them together. The result was amazing. We added some zinfandel and syrah to the blend, and the wine came alive. With great red fruit and a hint of cocoa in the nose, the wine dances on the palate with flavors of strawberry, cherry, plum, sweet raspberry, with a touch of vanilla and toast. In this case, the whole truly added up to more than the sum of the parts. We think you’ll really enjoy this delicious new wine.”

Enjoy with baked, barbecued, broiled or roasted chicken, Chicken Cacciatore, chicken in mushroom or red wine sauce, chicken marinated in herbs and grilled, Coq au vin.

Rating:

This wine was given a 91 rating by Wine Enthusiast.

Availability:

2011 vintage in a 750 ml – Standard Bottle is currently in stock at Byram and Hackettstown for $11.99 a bottle, on sale for $9.99 a bottle 01/01/2015 to 12/31/2015. SKU#32585

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