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Smashberry Red 2012

Smashberry Red 2012


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Smashberry is all about the fruit: bright raspberry on the nose and boysenberry and cocoa flavors on the palate. It is rich on the palate with a supple mouthfeel, yet has firm tannins and a clean finish. Not a wine for the faint of heart or spirit. Destemmed, crushed and sent directly into fermentation tanks. Pumped over with several delestages during 7 to 10 days fermentations on skins. The wine was pressed, racked, underwent malolactic fermentation, and was then aged 9 months on American Oak.
Category Red Wine
Region California, Central Coast
Brand Smashberry
Alcohol/vol 13.9%
  • wa88

Wine AdvocateA big, ripe and delicious effort that's also a smoking value, the 2012 Red Wine is a blend of 39% Cabernet Sauvignon, 33% Merlot and 28% Petite Sirah. It offers up easygoing aromas and flavors of cherry pie, mint and underbrush as well as a seamless, textured and well-fruited palate. You could do a lot worse for the money. This is a perfect mid-week drinker. Enjoy it over the coming couple of years. Drink now-2015.

Jeb Dunnuck, August 2013
  • we85

Wine EnthusiastSmashberry is the perfect name for this wine. Made from an unstated blend of grape varieties, it tastes like mashed, ripe blackberries, blueberries and cherries. The alcohol level is moderate, but gives the wine a pleasant warmth.

Steve Heimoff, February 1, 2014