Friday, May 27, 2022

Ryan Taylor Redhead Red, 2018


Listed simply as Redhead Red on the wine list at The Green Well in Grand Rapids, this did not seem to be a very serious wine. But I ordered it anyway and found it to be not at all serious but very approachable and a good accompaniment to the meal. Redhead Red is a Washington state wine, a blend of 26% Cabernet, 26% Merlot, 26% Syrah, 14% Sangiiovese and 8% Grenache.

Deep, dark color. I expect sweet flavors and rough oak tannins but get a pleasant surprise. Ripe black and red fruit, lush and friendly. Rich on the mid-palate with round tannins that seem to come from the fruit rather than oak. A bit of chocolate on the finish reminds me of a good Australian Cab Shiraz.

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