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A blend of Sangiovese, Merlot, Zinfandel and Cabernet Franc from California.
SRP of $12 and available for as low as $7 at Costco. Sample received courtesy Balzac Communications for review purposes.
From the bottle:
"Four generations of growing and winemaking by the Tudal Family guides the crafting of our proprietary Tractor Shed Red since the inaugural '97 vintage. Artful blending of noble Bordeaux and Italian-style varietals from each California harvest results in a deliciously rich and smooth wine. Our original '47 Massey-Harris red tractor still stands prominently at our St. Helena winery - symbolic of authentic origins. TSR will over deliver on quality year-to-year and is always a crowd pleaser!
Today's wine hit all the right notes for me:
- Lots of rich fruit but not so much that it overwhelms everything else.
- Loads of varied smooth flavors.
- A nice peppery spice component.
- Great structure with nice tannins that go all the way through the long, succulent finish.
- An amazing price.
The 2009 Tudal Family Winery Tractor Shed Red begins with a very aromatic and nice bouquet of ripe dark fruit, pepper and spice that really just makes you want to take a sip. The wine tastes of luscious blackberry and plum along with pepper, spice and some underlying earthiness. The long dry finish features rich fruit flavors that stick around for awhile. Just a really delicious blend that would be great with a pizza or just all alone. Buy this one by the case!
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Taste Rating: 8 Cost Rating: 9
Overall Rating: 8.3
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