Tuesday, May 14, 2013

2010 Jeff Runquist 1448 California Red Table Wine

First Avenue Wine House was the place to find this beauty I'm tasting tonight which was being poured when Jeff Runquist winemaker made a visit to Iowa. Traci and Ron Weber do such a great job of bringing winemakers in to showcase their portfolio to folks in the area. They venture to wine country each year on a mission for new additions to the shop. The 2010 Runquist 1448 was the evenings favorite and mine as well.

Rich dark fruit and ripe red fruit on the nose (blackberry, red raspberry, dark cherry, blueberry). Vanilla and oak notes with hints of chocolate. A nice pepper spice adds a perfect touch. The blend is Petit Verdot, Carignane Zinfandel, Barbera, Petite Sirah and Syrah. Love the aroma!

Outstanding blend. Blueberries, red raspberries, cherry and blackberry so ripe and juicy. Creamy vanilla and chocolate soften the finish. A spicey oak in the middle really brings the wine together. Rich, elegant juice and I'm going to stop by and grab more.....it's great wine! Impressive.

Jeff Runquist Wines a must for your cellar. Check the link for news on his award winning wines and grab a bottle or 6.


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