Wine from TV

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample in order to participate in a Taste Live Event.

Back in the fall, a reality show aired on tv where folks competed to be winemakers. Naturally it was was The Winemakers. At the completion of the show and to coincide with an airing on tv, we did a live twitter tasting of the winner’s wine, the 2007 45 RPM. We were joined by winner Ross Outon as we tasted his winning blend. I think the final blend had some Grenache, Mourvedre, Zinfandel, and Petite Sirah. Interesting choices, and definitely not a blend I’ve seen before.

Under the screw cap I found some black fruit, black cherry, black plums, raisins, spice, chocolate, raspberry, pencil lead, and cream notes. Its smelled a bit hot to me, though I didn’t note the alcohol content like I usually do. In the mouth I got blackberry, raspberries, black and red cherries, blueberries, and a bit of the pencil lead. The hot note I got from the nose followed through to the mouth.

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