Ready for red? Named after the Paso Robles hillsides, this 2010 Red Dirt Red is bold and rich like a good red should be.
This red is many things: it’s bold and vibrant but has the finesse of a fine French wine. It’s a blend of three fabulous varietals: 58% Syrah, 34% Grenache and 8% Mourvedre hailing from Paso Robles, where some of the best California reds thrive. The Syrah gives it that French flair with notes of cherry and raspberry alongside a bit of spice like sweet vanilla and cinnamon. Don’t forget about that touch of Mourvedre which lends velvety, leathery and smoky features to match the bright fruit of the Grenache. This has levels that continue to open beautifully right to the long, smooth finish.
Vinum Cellars is winemakers Richard Bruno and Chris Condos. Working with about 14 different varietals and gathering the best grapes from a number of appellations throughout California, they are creating some seriously good wine.
This may be difficult to find but try. Some of Vinum Cellars wines are carried by Whole Foods Wine now and they are strewn throughout California and even found here on the east coast. If this Red Dirt Red is any indication of the kinds of wines these winemakers are producing, seek them out. Priced around $15, this is a stellar red. Enjoy!