Intrinsic Red Blend 2017

It’s the weekend and you know what that means … it’s time to treat yourself to a good wine! We have it right here with a red blend from Columbia Valley! This Intrinsic 2017 blend of 51% Malbec and 49% Cabernet Franc aged for 9 months in an unique way, Cabernet Franc on Malbec skins and Malbec on Cabernet Franc skins! Winemaker Juan Munoz-Ocabhas hit the bullseye with this blend with dark purple in color, aromas of blueberries and blackberries with a hint of vanilla! We recommend that you decant for 2 hours to really enjoy the fruit forward that rolls across the tongue with a long finish! This wine just got better with each sip! We paired this with Carne Asada and it was perfect! I give this wine 3 glasses. 

About myredwineguys

My red wine guys, Jim and Rich, have been drinking and comparing red wines together for the last 10 years. We drink reds exclusively (except for champagne during New Year’s Eve celebration's or special occasions). In our search to find the best red wine for the buck, we are constantly buying and drinking a variety of reds. Frequently, we see many of our favorite reds increase in price (making them impractical to buy and consume with the dismal economy). This motivates us to try and compare lesser known reds from a variety of wineries. We are constantly telling our friends where to buy and save on these great reds. One weekend over a bottle of red wine (of course), we decided to share our recommendations with the world via a blog (with the support of our wives who really think this is another way for us to drink more red wine). We are going to be making road trips up the coast and sharing our opinions on some great California Reds. Jim is a retired Navy Senior Chief now working as a Navy Technical Rep. His world travels have given him the opportunity to taste wines on different continents. He finds himself often comparing them to his favorite region – Napa Valley’s Oakville/Rutherford districts that produce some of the world’s best Cabernet Sauvignon's. Richard is a musician who grew up in Santa Maria with a family rich with red wine tradition. According to the family legends, his grandfather used to make wine out of grapefruit when grapes were not available. He grew up drinking and making wine with his father and other Italian families in the central coast, long before there were grape vines in the area. In fact, the reason his family located to California was to make wine! Thank you for visiting our site! We hope you enjoy a glass of exceptional red wine soon!
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