My first red blend

 

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Geja’s Big Bold Red

Big. Bold. Red.

So far, I’m speechless.

Smooth, definitely bold, and hot.  I felt it right down to my stomach.  I can’t pin down the flavors, which is a typical issue with blends, but I want to say there’s definitely some cherry in here, and something else savory, maybe the oak or even leather.

I heard somewhere that its a huge no-no to chill your reds.  But, doing so won’t kill you.  It just makes you some sort of weirdo 🤡🤓😲 or something.  I enjoyed this room temperature.  And it definitely didn’t disappoint.

Wine Insiders definitely got it again!  So good I had to buy another!

My theory on table wines

In choosing the first wine to review from my brand new box, I decided to go with a table wine by a company called kepe, from Spain.

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Kepe white blend label

I think the interesting label caught me.

Per the label, this is a blend of two grapes, Macabeo and Sauvignon Blanc.  As a beginner, I don’t automatically gravitate to blends because it’s hard enough trying to nail down flavor nuances in a single varietal, let alone with a few grapes going on.  But, table wines and blends have their place with dinner. They’re still fun to pair with food and add to that culinary experience.  So, when choosing a bottle, if its a “blend,” or a “table wine,”  I tend to allocate it to drink at dinner, as opposed to enjoying it by itself or with a tiny snack.

Now that we’ve gotten that out the way, let’s talk.

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Kepe White blend with wine glasses

This glass was a typical white wine.  Dry (not sweet), medium-bodied (not heavy on the tongue), and smooth.  As promised, tropical fruit flavors (pineapple, to be exact) came through on the aroma and in the taste.

I had it with dinner, which was shrimp with rice and corn (no pic; it was yummy but weird-looking 😉).  I feel like it paired well.  I was able to enjoy both without one overpowering the other.

In a nutshell, it didn’t knock my socks off, but if you see this guy in your Wine Insiders mystery box, don’t run screaming.  It’s a great drink with a light dinner. 💋💋💋