HobNob Wicked Red Blend IGP Pays d'Oc, France 2015

The Data

Country   France

Appellation   IGP Pays d'Oc, France

Varietal   Red Blend

Retail Price   $11.99

ABV   13.5%

In the Glass

Appearance

Brilliant, ruby red color.

Aromatics

The nose reveals a wonderful fruit offering scents of blackberry and blueberry with accents of mineral, black currant, and hints of oak.

Flavor

The palate confirms the nose delivering a lush and fruity berry-driven core with waves of subtle spice, mineral, and oak notes.

Intensity & Texture

Medium-bodied with ideal balance due to the bright acidity and subtle spice notes found in this cheerful red.

Cool Factor

A

We love red blends and fresh and vibrant red blends from the South of France are always welcomed.

Value Grade

At $11.99 a bottle – often less in competitive markets – this charming wine offers everything that a value Red Blend should provide.

Analysis

This charming red blend is made from a marriage of Grenache, Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah, and Pinot Noir grapes harvested in the beautiful region of Languedoc in the South of France. The wine is made with a cool fermentation that is designed to retain the bright fruit notes. A portion of the wine is then aged in oak for just eight weeks to add a subtle oak accent while providing soft tannins and structure. This is the ideal house wine and the limited edition packaging with the "Wicked" theme is ideal for Halloween. 88 points out of 100.

How to Enjoy

This is a very versatile red needing nothing but a glass while pairing well with BBQ and pizza.

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