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SRP of $15 and available for as low as $11 (and occasionally available at Costco for around $8). Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
“Four generations of growing and winemaking by the Tudal Family guides the crafting of our famous Tractor Shed Red proprietary blend, dating back to the inaugural ’97 vintage. Artful blending of noble Bordeaux and Italian-style varietals results in a rich, complex, yet distinctly smooth wine. Our original ’47 Massey-Harris red tractor still stands proudly at our St. Helena winery — symbolic of out authentic origins. TSR will over deliver on quality, and is always a crowd pleaser!
The 2011 Tudal Family Winery Tractor Shed Red begins with pleasant aromas of tart black cherry and spice plus a hint of vanilla and mint. In the mouth you’ll find a really tart and tasty, medium-bodied wine featuring a smooth texture and a hint of spice. It ends dry with lingering cranberry notes and the return of the mint and vanilla from the nose. I have to say that I miss the Sangiovese that was in the 2009, but this wine still offers a lot of value for the low price.
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.
Overall Rating: 7.0
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