Kennedy Shah La Vie en Rouge Columbia Valley 2012

The Data

Country   USA

Appellation   Columbia Valley

Varietal   Red Blend

Retail Price   $14

ABV   13.7%

In the Glass


Brilliant ruby color.


Deep black plum notes take the lead with scents of raspberry and blueberry with hints of earth, spice, and black coffee.


The palate confirms the nose with a ripe berry fruit focus supported by notes of tart cherry, brown spices, oak, and dried herbs.

Intensity & Texture

Round and full with great balance, complexity, low-tannins, and a very welcomed moderate dose alcohol.

Cool Factor


I love innovative blends and complex wines with hedonistic appeal sold at under $15. This is a real winner.

Value Grade


With a sticker price under $15 while offering quality typically found in wines over $20 this is a super value.


The "La Vie en Rouge" is one of those fun, kitchen sink style blends made up of: 32% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Cabernet Franc, 7% Petit Verdot, and 6% Syrah. It's simply fun to drink while offering complexity and great versatility.

How to Enjoy

This is a red that welcomes food (anything from pizza to a roast) but it is fine with just a glass offering immediate pleasure.

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