Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Tuesday Tasting (On a Wednesday): Clif Family Reds

2010 Climber Red
$14 (Media Sample)

Aroma: cherries, berries
Texture: light-bodied, acidic
Taste: berries
Finish: short

50% Zinfandel, 36% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Sirah, 5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Merlot – I have to admit that this wine was not to my taste. It felt thin in both flavor and texture. Clif Family Wines mentioned that the 2010 vintage included a wet spring followed by a long, cool growing season and some late heat spikes. Perhaps this explains my reaction.

N/V Cabernet Sauvignon
$17 (Media Sample)

Aroma: berries
Texture: Medium-bodied
Taste: plum, berry
Finish: Lingering

I enjoyed this red much more than The Climber Red. Easy-drinking, tasty on its own or paired with a meal. Packed in a 1.5 L Climber Pouch, easy to carry, easy to pour!

Disclaimer: This wine was sent to me for review purposes, courtesy of Clif Family Wines via The Barn Group. I was not compensated in any other way for the review, was not obligated to give the wine a positive review, and all opinions are my own. Some information in this review was taken from the company website.

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  1. I have some "whine" I want reviewed. SEriously, just a lot of whine around this house. :) But we do have a ton of wine left over from our party this weekend. I should have come here sooner before we went shopping. :)

  2. Surprisingly I liked the white Clifs better than the reds.