A non-vintage blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Zinfandel, Cabernet Franc, Sauvignon Blanc,Chardonnay and Petit Verdot from Napa Valley, California.
SRP of $20 and available for as low as $13. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Tess means harvest. We were inspired to create this wine as sisters while growing up on a vineyard in the Napa Valley. As kids, our parents let us experiment with blending wine at the kitchen table. Now 25 years later we're still experimenting with fresh and unexpected blends. Tess is a proprietary red with the sweet bright flavors of strawberry, raspberry and watermelon. Serve chilled.
The Tess Red And White Blend begins with abundant aromas of sweet berry fruit, predominantly strawberry and watermelon jolly rancher, plus a hint of vanilla. Tasting the wine shows that while it's definitely sweet, it's not as sweet as the 11.7g/L of residual sugar might suggest thanks in part to a good level of acidity. Berry, citrus and a bit of cranberry are the primary fruit flavors in this quaffer and there's even a little spice too. While it almost feels like you should be drinking it out of a juice box, it is certainly a unique wine that would make a nice introduction to red wines for sweet white wine drinkers. It ends crisp with lingering notes of tart fruit punch. To underline just how refreshing this wine is it even comes in 5 gallon kegs!
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