Thursday, July 21, 2011
Drink Me: Crystal Basin Cellars Victorie Red Blend
Crystal Basin Cellars: Victorie
Red Blend of Grenache 33%
Grape Source: Gold Hill Vineyard and Spanish Creek Ranch, El Dorado County
Harvest Date: October 3, 2007
Time in Barrel: 18 months
Type of Oak: Neutral French and American
Kudos to Crystal Basin Cellars, as this wine is truly another "Victorious" achievement for Crystal Basin Cellars. They performed many tasting trials over the 18 months their wines typically age.
Why is this a good summer wine? Because it has all the bigness of a good red wine without the “bite”. A little oaky, and has a few tannins, but they don’t linger. The nose has a mix of blackberry, blueberry, and strawberry. The alcohol percentage on this wine is 15.5%
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This Saturday, July 23rd at Crystal Basin in Camino, the last of the last Viognier and Barbera cases will be up for grabs! Also, Sweet Petite Lovers can get cases for $125. There will also be an unique "art on aluminum" exhibit.
For a full calendar of events at Crystal Basin, click here.