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2011 Geyser Peak Uncensored Red

January 17, 2014 - Norman Bentley

During the holidays, the "Chardonnay Queen" and I had the pleasure to spend a few days at a friend's beautiful retreat at Seaside Florida. There were six of us, with a mixture of palates from sophisticated, to those who just enjoy an occasional glass of wine. One of the wines which we all enjoyed was the 2011 Geyser Peak Uncensored Red from California.

The Uncensored Red is a blend of seven different grapes, some well known, others not so much so. Wines like this at one time were called "field blends" since they contain all of the grapes from out in the fields. When the wine maker does his job well, the result is an easy to drink mix of the best qualities of all of the grapes used. The folks at Geyser Peak did a good job with this one.

The wine is a pretty purple red, with a nose that creates a breeze of plums and blackberries. The flavor smacks of cherries and spice, and everything nice! The taste of dark fruit flows into a finish smooth in texture, with a lingering hint of spice, which begs for another sip. The wine is off-dry and easy to drink, with an alcohol content of 13.5%

You may not be at a beach resort, but you can enjoy a small vacation by sharing a glass with friends. The wine would also make a good companion for burgers, or even a loaded up burrito. Norm's score is 88.

Score: 88

Price: $11-$15


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