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2013 Three Wine US Red Blend "1885 Red Wine"

Three 2013 1885 Red Wine

Winery: Three Wine

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "1885 Red Wine"

Wine Category: US Red Blend

Grape blend: 33% Zinfandel, 30% Carignane, 30% Mataro, 4% Petite Sirah, 2% Black Malvoisie & 1% Alicante Bouschet

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Contra Costa County

State or country: CA

Price: $38

Cases produced: 766

KWG Score: 91.5 (based on 2 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: March 15, 2018

Wine Review: This dark violet colored red blend opens with a black cherry and plum bouquet. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, slightly acidic and juicy. The flavor profile is a delicious ripe black raspberry and boysenberry blend with notes nicely integrated minerality and oak. We also detected hints of milk chocolate and stewed plum. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins stick around for a very long time. Everyone loved this wine and it paired perfectly with beef Wellington. Enjoy- KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The established 1885 has three important components. The juicy, crushed black fruit core comes from the Evangelho Vineyard - 120 year-old Zinfandel plantings. The wine's ethereal, wild berry aromatics speak eloquently of one of the oldest plots in California - the gnarly, head-trained rows of Lucchesi Vineyard – 125 year old spicy black cherry Carignane and the exotic Spinelli Mataro with aromas of crushed red fruits, raspberry liqueur, thyme and underbrush. Dense, chewy and massively concentrated on the attack, packed with raspberries, dark plum and black cherries, still perfectly light on its feet - speaking volumes to these incredible 120+ year-old plants and the textbook low pH vibrancy of the fruit. A healthy splash of darkly muscled Petite Sirah paints this mouthwatering blend a deep purple.

Organic status: not organic

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