This weeks Wine of the Week is another red! I’m trying to branch out from white wine and expose myself to different kinds of reds. I was recently at a friends house when he pulled out a bottle of 2015 The Jack Red Blend from Saviah Cellars. I loved the logo. It looks like a vintage playing card with the Jack of clovers on it.This Columbia Valley red has a blend of 76% Merlot, 7% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc, 6% Sangiovese and 5% Petit Verdot. Upon reading the back label I actually had never heard of Petit Verdot. For those that also don’t know what that is, Petit Verdot is a variety of red wine grape, typically used in classic Bordeaux blends. You learn something new every day! I really enjoyed this red (considering I don’t care for reds as much) and found this to be a pleasant mix of flavors. When researching this wine, I found that it can be purchased for $18. Attached is the link to Saviah Cellar’s direct website.
“The Jack Red Wine has delicious aromas of black cherries, raspberries, plum and spice box with a touch of vanilla and clove. The Jack is a friendly wine offering a mouthful of juicy fruit flavors that are complemented by fine tannins and a long, smooth finish.” (Saviah Cellars)
Honestly, although it’s a “blend”, if you’re concerned with what to pair it with, just use the old guide of pairing a red blend with meat. You can’t go wrong pairing a red blend with a juicy steak!
To find out what goes well with red blends specifically though, I’ve attached a link from the blog Hello Vino. This blog has some really interesting food choices that sounds delicious! I might just have to try a mushroom risotto soon with The Jack Red Wine 😉