19 Crimes Cali Red 750ml
Discover 19 Crimes Cali Red 750ml:
Full and dense, with strong black & blue fruit notes up front from the Petite Sirah, complemented by bright red, slightly candies fruit in the background from the Zinfandel. The darkly toasted oak ties it all together along with a slightly sweet finish.
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In the United States, a red mix is any American wine that isn't produced from a single grape type. It's an odd classification since many, if not all, red wines are and have always been mixes. A grand cru Bordeaux produced entirely of Cabernet, as well as Chiantis made entirely of Sangiovese, are the exception rather than the norm. In addition, California law only requires a wine's label to contain 75% of the grape type.
Winemakers combine grapes because it enables them to create a wine in a sense. A splash of Merlot may help soften Cabernet's tannins, while a dash of Syrah can give watery, inexpensive Pinot some punch. Blending is common in several regions: Rioja, for example, has traditionally blended Tempranillo, Graciano, and Garnacha. Many modern, inexpensive red blends, on the other hand, are simply created for mass appeallots of superripe, black fruit and no acidityusing whatever varietals would suffice.
About the Producer: 19 Crimes
19 Crimes is an Australian wine brand founded in 2012 by Treasury Wine Estates. Its focus is on inexpensive red blends made from grape varieties such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Pinot Noir, Grenache, Dourif and Mourvèdre. They usually contain a small amount of residual sugar and are intended for occasional consumption at a young age. The label's name derives from the historic practice in England of sending convicts to correctional colonies in Australia. The “19 offences” section refers to specific offenses that were punishable by automatic transfer to the Australian penal colonies between 1788 and 1868. While 19 is the number of offenses for which this penalty is often imposed, historically, there have been many more offenses for the which the same penalty was imposed. All 19 Crime vials have photos of real convicts brought to Australia. Wine grapes come from different wine regions in Australia and are often referred to as Southeast Australia or Victoria.
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