A combination of two of my favorite underdog grape varieties, Petit Verdot and Petite Sirah. The Jeff Runquist 1448 Red Blend from Amador County.
Sample submitted for review. The Jeff Runquist 1448 Red Blend has an SRP of $16.49 but can be found for as low as $14. Ready to buy? Check your local retailers.
1448 – the altitude of our small family winery in the foothills of California’s Sierra Nevada Mountains.
1448 – an assembly of wines from throughout California that delivers fruit forward flavors with a rich texture sure to delight every palate.
The 2018 Jeff Runquist 1448 Red Blend begins with a very attractive aroma of vanilla and baking spice along with dark berry fruit and floral notes. Taking a sip reveals that there is lots and lots of juicy fruit in this one! Soft, smooth, nicely balanced and easy to drink this is really quite delicious, with continued vanilla and baking spice notes. It ends dry and long. This is quite the gem, combining the two of my favorite underdog grapes.