17 Aug Brassfield Eruption Red 2013
Today In Wine: Brassfield Eruption Red 2013 ($18)
“A blend of Syrah, Mourvèdre, Malbec and Petite Sirah from Brassfield’s Volcano Ridge Vineyard, this intensely bold wine has an herbal streak and generous layers of blueberry and leathery, mountain-tight tannin. On the finish expect tar and espresso.” – Wine Enthusiast
Wine Ratings & Awards
Grape Certified Gold Medal – 2016 –
Tasting Panel – 92 Points (2012)
Wine & Spirits – 90 Points (2012)
Los Angeles Wine & Spirits – Gold Medal (2014)
San Diego International Wine Competition – Gold Medal (2014)
This week’s red wine Wednesday selection, the 2013 Brassfield Eruption Red, is a perfect example of why we love red blends so much. With red (or white) blends you have the opportunity to experience wine variety, unlike any other grape varietal. And even though no two wines tastes the same, the chance for flavor variety is unmatched with red blends. For example, one of our favorite red blends is the Amalaya Malbec Blend, combining Malbec, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah into a lightly refreshing blend of grapes that has proven time and time again to be a winner. In contrast, the 2013 Brassfield Eruption Red is a blend of Syrah, Malbec, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah, which together create much deeper and richer flavors but still balance each other so well you’ll be more than pleased.
The grapes for the 2013 Brassfield Eruption Red wine blend were sourced from the Volcano Ridge Vineyard; a lush and serene province situated on the slopes of an extinct cinder cone volcano, hence the name. Together with, ideal climate, nutrient dense soil and a top-notch team, their wines offer character, intensity and finesse.
Hailing from a vineyard planted at 2,200 feet on the slope of an extinct volcano, this unconventional blend of syrah, malbec, mourvedre and petite sirrah... carries a plump and floral ripeness that’s satisfying... It’s a great buy! - Wine & Spirits
The Gold Medal winning Brassfield Eruption Red wine showcases aromas of fresh blueberry, toasted brioche, black cherries, and mocha, which pave the way for rich flavors. Hints of blackberry, dark currants and clove are followed by soft traces of mocha and herbs – a well-structured, fleshy wine with a mouth coating texture and an endless finish. With an SRP of $24, you can typically find a bottle of the Brassfield Eruption Red for as low as $18, a discount of 25%! Drink the 2013 Brassfield Eruption Red now or cellar it for another year or two. If you’re looking for foods to pair with this wine, we recommend THEGRAPE’s Grilled Steak & Hummus Recipe, Grilled Pork Chops, or a juicy Rosemary & Thyme Braised Lamb Shoulder. Alternatively, the Nugget Markets Gouda Cheese Fondue with Herbed Crostini also pairs beautifully with this red wine blend.
Wine Region: High Valley, Mendocino & Lake County, California
Wine Grapes: Syrah, Malbec, Mourvedre and Petite Sirah
Style: Full-bodied, Complex & Elegant
Drinks Like: Chateau de Campuget La Sommeliere 2011 ($28) or The Prisoner Wine Company Prisoner 2014 ($45)
Food & Wine Pairings: THEGRAPE’s Grilled Steak & Hummus Recipe
Also try these delicious recipes: Grilled Pork Chops, Rosemary & Thyme Braised Lamb Shoulder and Nugget Markets Gouda Cheese Fondue with Herbed Crostini.
We hope you enjoyed this Wednesday’s wine recommendation. We’re not only confident you’ll enjoy today’s Grape Certified Gold Medal red wine but were excited for you to try it with our food and wine recommendations! If you enjoyed this post please don’t forget to like it above and join the discussion by leaving a rating and a comment below. We’ll see you next week for another edition of Wine Wednesday wine recommmendations. Feel free to share your thoughts with us in the comments below and at www.thegrape.com. Cheers!
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Brassfield Eruption Red 2013
Aroma & Flavor
Grape Certified Gold
Like the Freakshow Cabernet red wine we love so much, the 2013 Brassfiled Eruption Red blend drinks like a far more expensive bottle of wine, yet typically sells for under $20. A terrific wine to serve while entertaining guests, we recommend pairing the Brassfield Eruption Red with grilled meats and vegetables or cheese. This beautifully rich red blend displays aromas of dark fruits, chocolate, and black currant. Enjoy flavors of blackberry, raspberry and cherry, with hints of chocolate, leather and cinnamon. If you’re in search of a deliciously cheap red wine, buy a case of this complex Grape Certified Gold wine tonight.