This Game of Thrones Red Blend Wine is the current “Best Wine Under $20” that we’ve reviewed so far!
Wine maker Bob Cabral set out to craft wines to match the strength the characters and the terrain of their kingdoms. While Bob has made wine professionally for over 30 years, he believes he has not made his best wine yet. This coming from someone who planted and produced the first 100-point California Pinot Noir from the Williams Selyem Estate Vineyard where he worked for over 16 years, and has crafted more than 100 wines ranked in the 95 to 100 point category. In 2011, he was honored with the Wine Star Award from the Wine Enthusiast Magazine as Winemaker of the Year.
This blend of select lots is considered among the finest in the Seven Kingdoms by those who prefer dry, robust reds. And we do like red. Often served at feasts, paired with hearty meats, roasts and blackbird pie, poured at Small Council sessions.
Appellation Paso Robles:
blend A blend of six red varietals; predominately Petite Sirah and Zinfandel.
3-day cold soak prior to fermentation. Pressed to dryness and innoculated for malolactic fermentation.
Dark bing cherry, mulberry, vanilla and mocha aromas. Soft, juicy black fruit combines with chewy tannins to provide a full, rich palate. The wine is youthful and fruit forward with a lasting finish.