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2017 Red Blend, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.7%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$19
Cellar Selection
'2020 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 Red Wine $20 and Under' Exceptional Value

Intercept
2017 Red Blend, Paso Robles

Pair this wine with:
Beef Pork

Category: Other Red

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 15.7%
Ruby black color. Aromas and flavors of chocolate macaroon, berry compote, and sandalwood with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, charming, medium-long finish that presents suggestions of cranberry and blueberry tarts and macadamia gelato with fine, chewy tannins and light oak flavor. A supple and seductive Red Blend with enticing fruit and stimulating acidity.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & New World
Aroma Aroma: chocolate macaroon, berry compote, and sandalwood
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with suggestions of cranberry and blueberry tarts and macadamia gelato
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Ribs, Beef Teriyaki, Steak Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A supple and seductive red blend with enticing fruit and stimulating acidity.

The Producer

O’Neill Vintners & Distillers

The Producer
101 Larkspur Landing Circle
Suite 350
Larkspur, CA 94939
USA
1 559-638-3544

Their Portfolio

90 Austerity 2017 Chardonnay, Arroyo Seco 14.5% (USA) $16.99.
88 Austerity 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $16.99.
BR Austerity 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey 14.5% (USA) $16.99. - Bronze Medal
88 Austerity 2018 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Austerity 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey 14.5% (USA) $.00.
90 Austerity 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $16.00.
90 Austerity 2018 Chardonnay, Arroyo Secco 13.5% (USA) $16.00.
88 Austerity 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey 14.5% (USA) $16.00.
BR Black Cloud 2018 Barrel Reserve Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Buttercup 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $9.99. - Bronze Medal
85 Buttercup 2018 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
88 Buttercup 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $9.00.
87 Centerpiece 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
85 Cloud Break 2018 Winemaker’s Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.5% (USA) $10.99.
86 Cloud Break 2018 Barrel Reserve, Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Cloud Break 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
BR Cloud Break 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Cloud Break 2019 Winemaker’s Reserve Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $8.99. - Bronze Medal
87 Cloud Break 2018 Barrel Reserve, Petite Sirah, California 13.5% (USA) $9.00.
BR Cloud Break 2018 Winemaker’s Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.5% (USA) $9.00. - Bronze Medal
86 Creamery 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $.00.
BR Day Owl 2018 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $14.99. - Bronze Medal
85 Day Owl 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $14.99.
87 Day Owl 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $14.00.
90 Exitus 2017 Bourbon-Barrel Aged Red Blend, California 15.9% (USA) $19.99.
85 Exitus 2017 Red Blend, California 15.9% (USA) $19.00.
87 Fireband 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
86 Fireband 2017 Barrel Reserve, Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Firebrand 2017 Barrel Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
85 Firebrand 2017 Barrel Reserve, Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
BR Firebrand 2017 Barrel Reserve Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Firebrand 2018 Reserve, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $12.00.
87 Firebrand 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $9.00.
85 Gravelly Ford 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
87 Gravelly Ford 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13% (USA) $.00.
87 Harken 2018 Barrel-Fermented, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $14.99.
88 Harken 2018 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $.00.
91 Harken 2019 Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
88 Harken 2019 Barrel-Fermented, Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $14.00.
92 Intercept 2018 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $.00.
92 Intercept 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey County 15% (USA) $.00.
92 Intercept 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $19.00.
91 Intercept 2017 Red Blend, Paso Robles 15.7% (USA) $19.00.
89 Intercept 2017 Pinot Noir, Monterey County 15% (USA) $19.00.
89 Intercept 2018 Pinot Noir, Monterey County 15% (USA) $19.00.
85 Intercept 2018 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $19.00.
89 Intercept 2019 Chardonnay, Monterey County 13.5% (USA) $19.00.
89 Intercept 2018 Red Blend, Paso Robles 15% (USA) $19.00.
89 Line 39 2017 Pinot Noir, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99.
BR Line 39 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, California 12.75% (USA) $10.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Line 39 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $10.99.
88 Line 39 2017 Chardonnay, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99.
85 Line 39 2018 Pinot Grigio, California 12% (USA) $10.99.
BR Line 39 2016 Excursion Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $10.99. - Bronze Medal
BR Line 39 2017 Merlot, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99. - Bronze Medal
90 Line 39 2018 Petite Sirah, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99.
86 Line 39 2017 Merlot, California 14.5% (USA) $10.99.
86 Line 39 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $10.99.
BR Line 39 2018 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $10.99. - Bronze Medal
86 Line 39 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $10.99.
88 Line 39 2018 Petite Sirah, California 14.5% (USA) $10.00.
BR Line 39 2017 Excursion Red Blend, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Line 39 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00.
86 Line 39 2018 Merlot, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00.
86 Line 39 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00.
89 Line 39 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00.
BR Line 39 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Line 39 2018 Pinot Grigio, California 13% (USA) $10.00.
87 Line 39 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $10.00.
85 Line 39 2019 Rosé, California 12.5% (USA) $10.00.
BR Magna Terra 2018 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Robert Hall 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $14.99.
90 Robert Hall 2017 Chardonnay, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $12.99.
91 Robert Hall 2016 Artisan Collection, Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $14.99.
89 Robert Hall 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Paso Robles 13.5% (USA) $12.99.
89 Robert Hall 2016 Merlot, Paso Robles 14.5% (USA) $14.99.
85 Root Cause 2018 Chardonnay, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.
86 Root Cause 2017 Pinot Noir, California 13.5% (USA) $.00.

Other Red

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Serve in a Zinfandel Wine Glass
Other red is a large category that covers many red wines from around the globe that are made from lesser-known varieties. These include Albarossa and Ruché from Piedmont in Italy, Touriga from Virginia and numerous blended reds from California, Washington and other states in the US as well as Argentina, Chile and Spain.

Many of these reds are robust and somewhat spicy; while they can age for several years in some cases, most are meant for consumption upon release. Pair them with a variety of foods, from tapas and empanadas to barbecued beef and young sheep's cheeses.