Sunday, December 13, 2015
2012 Hob Nob Wicked Red Blend
Another Rainy Sunday, but I've got a nice French Red to keep me warm. This one comes from the folks at Hob Nob Wines and is called Wicked Red. Produced for this past Halloween, I was able to find it at a nice price and you might be able to as well.
This wine is produced from 40% Grenache, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Shiraz and 10% Pinot Noir. It pours a nice shade of dark purple and has a decent amount of legs. According to the website, it clocks in at 13.5%. The nose is all concentrated red fruit - blackberry, plum and cherry - heavenly. On the tongue, smooth, smooth, smooth - lots of residual sugar helps this one. Still nice and dry on the finish, but if you don't like a bit of sugar in your reds, I'd pass on this one. Me - I like it!
I also like the interesting screwcap (smooth on the outside - no ridges) and the artwork that is painted on the bottle. The Sugar Skull reminds me of one of my favorite bands - the Bonnevilles, as they have a similar logo.
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