Full Review

White Horse Winery

White Horse Winery
2019 Painted Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
93 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$29

White Horse Winery
2019 Painted Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain

Pair this wine with:
Beef Vegetables

Category: Bordeaux Red Varietal Blend

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Dusty garnet color. Aromas and flavors of red berries and black plum and cedar and polished leather with a supple, crisp, dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, intricate, medium-long finish with notes of tart black plum, dried garden herbs, and watermelon bubble yum with earthy tannins and light oak flavor. Fills in nicely for Right Bank Grande Cru Classe and would be a decidedly lovely addition to any dinner table.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: red berries and black plum and cedar and polished leather
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of tart black plum, dried garden herbs, and watermelon bubble yum
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Pot Roast, Steak & Potatoes, Beef Stew
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Fills in nicely for Right Bank Grande Cru Classe and would be a decidedly lovely addition to any dinner table.

The Producer

White Horse Winery

The Producer
106 Hall Street
Hammonton, NJ 08037
USA
1 609-270-1411

Their Portfolio

90 White Horse Winery 2019 Solera Estate Red Blend, American 13.6% (USA) $54.00.
87 White Horse Winery Charger Semi Dry Blend, American 13.5% (USA) $23.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2018 Vintner’s White , American 11.8% (USA) $22.00.
BR White Horse Winery 2019 Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $19.00. - Bronze Medal
89 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate, Albarino, Outer Coastal Plain 12.1% (USA) $25.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate, Traminette, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $18.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Barrel Fermented Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $29.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2018 Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $18.00.
86 White Horse Winery 2018 Estate, Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.1% (USA) $25.00.
90 White Horse Winery 2017 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, American 12.2% (USA) $42.00.
BR White Horse Winery NV Painted White, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $22.00. - Bronze Medal
BR White Horse Winery NV Painted Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $21.00. - Bronze Medal
92 White Horse Winery 2017 Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.2% (USA) $42.00.
85 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Painted White Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $22.00.
BR White Horse Winery 2019 Painted Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $20.00. - Bronze Medal
89 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate, Traminette, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $20.00.
BR White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
88 White Horse Winery 2018 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $19.00.
85 White Horse Winery 2017 Vintner’s Red Blend, American 13.5% (USA) $23.00.
91 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $29.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 13.1% (USA) $19.00.
86 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate, Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 13.3% (USA) $25.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $29.00.
87 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Semi-Sweet Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $19.00.
86 White Horse Winery 2020 Painted White , Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
90 White Horse Winery 2020 Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $20.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 14.1% (USA) $29.00.
91 White Horse Winery 2020 Estate, Albarino, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $26.00.
94 White Horse Winery 2018 Reserve, Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $42.00.
89 White Horse Winery 2021 Estate, Albariño, Outer Coastal Plain 12.7% (USA) $26.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2021 Painted White Estate White Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $23.00.
92 White Horse Winery 2021 Estate, Vidal Blanc, Outer Coastal Plain 11.9% (USA) $25.00.
88 White Horse Winery 2021 Estate Barrel Fermented, Chardonnay, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $32.00.
85 White Horse Winery 2021 Painted Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $22.00.
BR White Horse Winery 2021 Estate Reserve Rosé, Outer Coastal Plain 12.2% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
88 White Horse Winery 2019 Estate, Chambourcin, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $20.00.
93 White Horse Winery 2019 Painted Red Blend, Outer Coastal Plain 12.5% (USA) $29.00.
93 White Horse Winery 2018 Cabernet Franc, Outer Coastal Plain 12.8% (USA) $42.00.
93 White Horse Winery 2019 Reserve, Merlot, Outer Coastal Plain 12% (USA) $35.00.

Bordeaux Red Varietal Blend

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Serve in a Cabernet Wine Glass
The greatness of red wines from France's Bordeaux region can be largely attributed to the art of blending. There are five red varieties that can be used in a Bordeaux red: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec (this last is rarely seen anymore in Bordeaux).

The reason for blending several grapes to craft the final wine is for greater complexity as well as elegance. Each grape has various characteristics and can attribute special qualities to the final wine. Cabernet Sauvignon is powerful and tannins, while Merlot has lighter tannins, while Cabernet Franc has a spicy, peppery quality to it. Blending these grapes together will round out all of these qualities; sort of a "the whole is greater than the sum of the parts" rationale.

This principal of blending is used in many regions besides Bordeaux, especially in California, were the blends are often given proprietary names, like Opus One, Insignia, and Quintessa. US blends of Bordeaux varietals may also be labeled, in addition to their proprietary name, by the designation of Meritage if they are approved and licensed by the Meritage Alliance.

Blending in Bordeaux is common not only on the prestigious wines from historic estates that cost hundreds of dollars per bottle, but also on the lighter-styled wines that are priced in the mid-teens. Aging potential can often be directly linked to the price of the wine, from three to five years to three to five decades.

Pair these wines with most red meats, games or roasts.