2015 The Jack Red Wine Review

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.

http://www.saviahcellars.com/wine/the-jack/2015-the-jack-red-wine/)

Tasting Notes:

“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)

Pairings:

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 😉

http://www.hellovino.com/food/wine/pairing/red-wine-blends

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