The Seventy Five Wine Company 2012 The Sum Red Blend – Wine of the Week

The Seventy Five Wine Company 2012 The Sum Red Blend
The Seventy Five Wine Company 2012 The Sum Red Blend

Price: $20

Rating: 14.5/20

RegionCalifornia

Varietals: 75 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 percent Petite Syrah, 10 percent Syrah

Alcohol: 13.9 percent

 

Tasting Notes: Tuck Beckstoffer is the son of famed vineyard owner Andy Beckstoffer, who helped establish Napa Valley as one of the great wine growing regions of the world. Tuck hasn’t done too bad for himself either; his 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon, his first Napa Valley Cabernet, went on to receive worldwide praise, and his portfolio now consists of five wineries, including The Seventy Five Wine Company. His 2012 The Sum is medium-bodied and refreshing, much lighter than its Cabernet Sauvignon-heavy blend would suggest, and displays blackberries and notes of mocha on the nose. Flavors of dark fruit and chocolate dance energetically across the palate, making this wine easily enjoyable now or after bottle aging for 10 to 15 years.

 

Food Pairings: Pork chops, roasted chicken, mushroom pizza with caramelized onions

 

For more information, visit The Seventy Five Wine Company’s official website

 

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2 thoughts on “The Seventy Five Wine Company 2012 The Sum Red Blend – Wine of the Week”

  1. Haven’t heard of this one before. I will definitely check it out, Lana and I love red blends. While most varietals are really not 100% pure, a wine declared to be a blend gives the winemaker the freedom to create something wonderful! I think you can find better wines at most price points that are out and out blends than just pure varietals, at least in the low to mid range.

    Cheers!

  2. I had a pleasure to test The Sum back in California a few years ago. Really likes its blackberries notes. And even met Tuck Beckstoffer, great guy.

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