I’m still in the mood for a Quickie – Wine Review that is…

Erik’s The Red

This is a red table wine sourced, apparently, from Paso Robles.  It says so right on the bottle…

I didn’t do much of a tasting on this here wine, but I do want to share it with you.  I do think that it’s worth sharing and drinking, and at $10.52 (as seen on wine-searcher.com) it’s worth buying.

My first suspicion of this wine was that it was a Syrah based blend.  It’s non-vintage so I wasn’t exactly sure what would be entailed in the blend but I got some of the characteristic Syrah fruit and earthiness, and at second glance I got some more smooth easy red characteristics and I was thinking Carignane or Movedre, but I was wrong.  I checked out Toad Hollow’s site and discovered this blend has, well, for lack of a better description, everything but the kitchen sink.

Excerpt from Toad Hollow’s Description of Erik’s the Red: http://www.toadhollow.com/available.asp#10

The majority of the blend is Cabernet Franc, Petit Sirah and Zinfandel, with a modicum of Cabernet Sauvignon, Grenache, Mourvedre, Refosco, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Primitivo, and Rubired only to be polished at the end with Barbera, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Counoise, Chardonnay, and Sangiovese.

Some of the additional details:

ABV 14.5%
Paso Robles Wine

Erik's The Red - Paso Robles - Red Table Wine
Erik's The Red - Paso Robles - Red Table Wine

Anyhow, we had this wine with a big plate of lasagna, Caesar salad and garlic bread.  It was very tasty and you should go find some if you have the chance.  It’s not earth shattering by any means, but it is a very good wine and a great value for what it delivers.