Le Mistral Joseph’s Blend 2017

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars (4.5 / 5)
Le Mistral Joseph's Blend 2017Red blend from Carmel, California. Consists of 64% Grenache, 33% Syrah, and 3% Petite Syrah. Medium bodied, with a little blackberry on the nose. A mix of boysenberry and blackberry on the tongue. Light tannins. A little Jammy. This is a nice, smooth, easy wine to drink. 14.4% ABV. Price: $19.99.

Gran Appasso Rosso 2017

Rating: 2 out of 5 stars (2 / 5)
Gran Apasso Rosso 2017Red wine from Italy. Leather and a flowery fragrance on the nose. Smelled like a new used car with too much incense. Flowery and leathery taste. Aged in oak, but maybe for too long. Tannic. Allegedly very fruity, but I found it complex, like drinking liquid incense that was too intense. 14.5% ABV. Price: $15.99

Pessimist Red Blend 2017

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Pessimist Red Blend 2017Red blend from Paso Robles, California. Full bodied with a very dark complexion. Black cherry and blackberry on the nose. Cherry with a hint of blackberry on the palate. Somewhat astringent. Very fruity. It has a very nice, smooth finish. 15.5% ABV. Price: $24.99

2015 Baron De Ley Varietales

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Baron De Ley Varietales 2015 TempranilloRioja red wine from Spain. Full bodied with a dark red complexion. Blackberry on the nose. Blackberry on the palate. A little smoky. Intense mouth feel. Lots of tannin. Very strong finish. Probably best with a ribeye or heavier grilled or smoked meats. 14% ABV. Price: $14.99.

Carmita 2017 Red Wine

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (4 / 5)
Carmita 2017 Red WineRed blend from Almansa, Spain. Garnacha with 30% Monastrell. Berries with slight oak on the nose. medium body, medium tannin. Fruity with a nice, smoky finish. Easy to drink. 15% ABV. Price: $9.99.

Filus Classic Malbec 2016

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Filus Classic Malbec 2016Bought a Malbec to review on the suggestion of my sister. Purchased at Winestore in Blakeney, NC. Red blend from Argentina with Zinfandel, Petite Syrah, Syrah, and Cabernet Sauvignon. Nice color, medium body, medium tannin. Black fruit with a hint of mint. Easy to drink with or without food. 13.5% ABV. Price: $12.99.

Cooper’s Hawk Super Tuscan 2018

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars (5 / 5)
Cooper's Hawk Super Tuscan 2018This is the second wine I reviewed. Picked it up at Cooper’s Hawk Winery and Restaurant on International Drive in Orlando, Florida during Podfest 2019. Red blend imported from Italy with Sangiovese, Syrah, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Fairly bold with a hint of tobacco. Thoroughly enjoyable. 13.5% ABV.  Price: $24.99.