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Thursday, November 17, 2016

Wine Review: Market Vineyards Basis Points Red Blend 2012

November is Market Vineyards Month on!

Market Vineyards Basis Points Red Blend 2012

The entire month of November is dedicated to Market Vineyards! To learn more about this wonderful Washington State winery, please read my article A Brief History of Market Vineyards.

Basis Points Red Blend is the big brother of Market Vineyards' Derivative Red Blend. I felt that the Derivative was a tiny bit overpriced but you wouldn't be all that offended spending $20 on it, and I gave it a 3 out of 5 in price vs quality for Satisfying. The performance of the Market Vineyards wines I've reviewed since then tells me that big brother red blend is going to be much better than little brother red blend.

The 2012 Basis Points Red Blend is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon (40% Shaw Vineyards Blk 9, 20% Shaw Vineyards Blk 8), 20% Merlot from Hightower Vineyards, and 20% Cabernet Franc from Scooteney Flats Vineyard. 122 cases were produced and it has an ABV of 14.9%.

System of a Down
I'm in a System of a Down kind of mood tonight. So let's crank the hell out of them, drink some wine, and be deaf by the end of the evening. Sounds like the perfect way to end the day.

The color of the wine is a deeply concentrated purplish red. The nose is dominated by black tea, backed up with black current, green pepper, powdered cocoa and Greek olives. Daaaaaaamn... dat nose tho. It's fine. It know what it do.

In the mouth it's medium to full bodied with sweet tannin and a slick mouthfeel. For flavor it's a medley of concentrated dark fruits, while it turns to spices on its long lasting peppery and fiery finish.

For a Cabernet based blend in the $35 price range, I have to give this one a recommendation. Not only is it an awesome wine for the price, but it also captures the essence of what this kind of blend out of Washington State should be.

Price: $35
Rating: 4/5 = Recommended (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this unpaid review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.

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