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We have had a lot of great wines coming in lately and I thought it was time to spotlight a few wonderful reds awaiting your enjoyment! These will be great wines to cellar or pull out for grilling season. The Tenshen Red Blend also represents the first time a Joey Tensley wine has been available for MN retail. He is a Central Coast Syrah Sensei and we look forward to more of his offerings in the future. The Substance Cab is from Charles Smith and it is a wine to buy by the case. The Niner Red is a project of the winery’s new head of winemaking, Patrick Muran, who assumed his duties within the last two years. He is off to a fantastic start and the future is brilliant for this family owned winery.

Cheers!
-Bill The Wine Guy

 


 

Tenshәn Santa Barbara County Red Wine 2013
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90-92 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
“Made by Joey Tensley, there are 3,500 cases of the 2013 Red Wine to go around. A blend of Syrah, Grenache, Petite Sirah and Merlot that’s brought up in roughly 20% new oak, it should be a smoking value. Showing lots of purple fruits, white pepper and spring flower like nuances, it has terrific richness, sweet tannin and a big finish.”

 


 

Niner Paso Robles Red Blend 2012
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Full, rich and smooth, the Niner Red Blend is juicy and deliciously drinkable. This wine demonstrates the powers of Paso Robles for making fruity wines with mass appeal. Berries, cassis and vanilla work in the mix with nice results.

 


Substance Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 2013
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90-93 points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate“Another stunner from the team at Charles Smith, the 2013 Substance is a Cabernet Sauvignon dominated blend that comes from the higher elevation vineyards of Goose Ridge and Frenchman Hills. Harvested in early November and aged in 40-50% new French oak, it sports gorgeous aromas and flavors of cassis, violets, pencil shavings and tobacco/herbs to go with a medium to full-bodied, layered, rich and beautifully balanced profile on the palate. Scheduled to be bottled in December, it tastes like a wine that tastes 3-4 times what this is going for. It is a knockout value. It should be purchased by the case and consumed over the coming 7-8 years, if not longer.”

 


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