Name: 1 Case (12 Bottles) of WFH (Wine For Home) Red Blend
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2013 Wine For Home Red Blend
The strength of the Paso Robles region to offer wonderful blends is clearly demonstrated in this wine. The combination of the fruit profiles from Grenache, Petite Sirah and Syrah really bring this wine to bear. The concentration of flavors creates a powerful presence while still maintaining sophistication and balance. The blend is both well-structured and harmonious. Layers of fruit continue to emerge as the wine opens up, revealing more and more of the wine’s personality.
Viognier is used as the ‘glue’ that binds these varieties together. Its co-fermentation with Syrah adds depth to the texture and produces a seam-less palate that enhances the dark and red fruits offered by each different grape.
The wine is bright and very fruit forward but continues to deliver right through the middle palate. We chose to allow firmer tannins to emerge to assist in ensuring a clean and balanced finish.
Appellation: Paso Robles, California
Varietals: Petite Sirah 37%, Grenache 34%, Syrah 20%, Viognier 9%
Total Acidity: 5.90 g/L
Residual Sugar: 7.00 g/L
About The Winery
Winery: Broken Earth Winery
Owners: Chris Cameron
Location: Paso Robles, California
We are a customer-focused team proudly representing Paso Robles & committed to continuing to bolster the high-quality reputation of Paso Robles wines. Broken Earth Winery produces unique wines that are estate grown, harvested & bottled in Paso Robles.
Rancho Tierra Rejada, Spanish for “land of worked earth,” is the original name of the 2,500 acre Paso Robles ranch that is now home to the vineyards of Broken Earth Winery. Our unique wines reflect winemaker Chris Cameron’s committed & passionate approach to all aspects of winemaking. Structure & balance are most critical, each varietal released is an accurate reflection of the style & the region. Broken Earth Winery remains committed to sustainable ideals, and to continuing to bolster the high-quality reputation of Paso Robles wines.
What’s in the Box?
Casemates is the website that doesn’t sell to Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Nebraska, New Jersey, Ohio, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Utah, West Virginia, Wisconsin. Let’s have some meh crap I don’t want to order on this site
@RdiPr Casemates does ship to the lower 48 states. However, while Casemates handles the logistics (collecting your money, shipping the wine), the actual seller is the winery (Broken Earth). The winery has to be licensed in each state that they care to sell to, which leads to a different ‘open’ state list for each offer.
@dagirlgenius Hard to say, but it is probably off-dry at 7% residual sugar and a moderate pH of 3.51. However, the vintage is said to be 2013, so it has a seven year head start in aging, which likely means that this is one reason it is being offered.
#1 It hasn’t sold in the previous seven years. #2 It is likely not a long keeper, so it might be nearing the end of its drinking window. #3 With a somewhat pedestrian label of “WFH,” it seems to be offered as a table wine (i.e., wine for home) and not an especially remarkable vintage/blend, winery/marketing hype above notwithstanding. In other words, if a mediocre wine excites you, well you may just be in luck with this one.
At this price point, I would plan on consuming it in the coming months. Thanksgiving is coming up in a few months and if this is drinkable, it might serve for a table wine then. If not, then you could cook with it, or you could give it as a gift to people, whom you don’t particularly like, etc. Imagine the look on the face of a frenemy, when presented with 11 bottles of wine…
@Trinityscrew So in other words they couldn’t sell it on casemates because it sucks so they tried here since they figured the people who knew the difference would already be on casemates??? Either that or sell it to the group that used to buy Boon Farm by the gallon?
@j37hr0@moonhat@rpstrong not only not licensed, but mail order wine (or other alcohol) is illegal here in Utah. Impossible to get licenses for such a thing. We can’t even have a BevMo or wine in the grocery store. State run liquor only. sigh
@dalekjoe@j37hr0@moonhat I didn’t realize how bad you had it - but it looks like H.B. 157 made things marginally better. [The bill allows you to buy out-of-state wine, but it has to be delivered to a state-run store]
I got a kick out of amendments to section 32B-4-414:
removes the requirement that a person moving the person’s residence into the state obtain department approval before bringing liquor for
personal consumption into the state;
removes the requirement that a person who inherits liquor that is located outside the state obtain department approval before bringing
the liquor into the state
Still can’t have wine (whine) shipped to RI. Maybe I’ll ship it to my parents an hour north of me, in MA, and then drive it back. Big thanks to the Rhode Island-based wine wholesaler lobby for keeping these super modern and sensible laws in place.
Ahhh Paso. Straight up the new napa. I love having spent so much time there! Biddle ranch, tolosa, opolo, eberle, tooth and nail… the wine here is so varied and gorgeous seriously considering this case… or I’ll just head up there!
Without tasting it, I would question how well this 2013 vintage of these grapes have aged - Varietals: Petite Sirah 37%, Grenache 34%, Syrah 20%, Viognier 9%.
On one hand, Red Châteauneuf-du-Pape can age nicely, and uses up to 19 different grape varieties, similar to the grapes listed in this wine, and it is listed as 14.4% Alcohol, which means it might age very nicely! Red Cote du Rhones wines sometimes can also mature nicely.
On the other hand, a lot of wines made from these grapes are often meant to be consumed “sooner rather than later”.
So, this wine might be the best buy in the world, on the other hand, it might be starting to show it’s age.
It would be nice to have independent 3rd party 2020 tasting notes.
@tjg1778 Same winery, different year. Different wine, too.
Blend: 43% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon, a remaining blend made up of Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot, Syrah, Grenache
Appellation: Paso Robles
TA: 6.10 g/
Bottling Date: September 2016
Very tempting. However, if this is shipped via Pitney Blowes, like everything else, it’ll be stuck in the heat for 20+ days and the wine will ultimately be bad, by time it arrives. If the wine is NOT shipped by Pitney Blowes, I may reconsider, as I’m a sucker for Red blends.
@MrMikenIkes Thank you for the heads up on that. I would hope they would do the same in this case. Little things, I don’t mind being stuck in the 2-3 month loop that is the Pitney Blowes “system” for lack of a better term. But if it’s wine stuck in that same loop… Hulk Smash. ;-D
@forg0ttenclone@MrMikenIkes Casemates dropped FedEx last year sometime. Shipments of late have all been UPS. FedEx was better by far as wine could easily be diverted without charge to a Walgreens if one couldn’t be home to receive it. UPS is much harder to deal with in this respect, as they want to charge you to divert. At least that has been my experience with them.
@forg0ttenclone@Jackinga@MrMikenIkes UPS just recently rolled out diverting wine to their “access point” locations like CVS and (I think) Michaels. I have not tried it yet but I know at least one person over on Casemates has.
I only drink bio-sustainable, organic wines whose grapes were harvested by nuns and orphans wearing recyclable habits and eco-friendly clothing, then hand poured into bottles made entirely from recycled glass from PZEV vehicles and blessed by a shaman from the Cachil DeHe Band of Wintun Indians of the Colusa Indian Community of the Colusa Rancheria, California. You can REALLY taste the difference."
@accumulator Hey, wait, is that the unicorn farts mentioned earlier in the discussion? You’re not supposed to light them. As a kid, a friend told me about lighting farts and the concept troubled me for months. No, never tried it, though.
@stazja01 PA opened up a while ago. My casemates order history proves it.
I think since the PLCB started offering its own web-based ordering, it nullified any previous restrictions on mailing alcohol to PA. ENJOY!
Disappointment. Casemates.com says they can ship to IL. My membership ID from Meh.com shows that it’s the same on Casemates.com. What’s the problem here? Is this a state license issue or just a web flaw? Either you can or can’t ship to IL…
wondering if anyone got this and what it is like? I skipped it (wine overload, plus was not thrilled with last “QPR” offering). Also try to avoid peak hot season ordering even though they try to do the best they can to accomodate that. But would like to know if anyone received and tasted this. Thanks
I don’t think of myself as having very snobbish standards for red wine, I am perfectly happy with most $5-8 bottles of wine from Trader Joe’s. However, this wine is undrinkable for me, to be honest. It has a really weird, bad aftertaste and smell (like a rubber hose or something),and I wish I had not purchased this.
If you like red wine that isnt sweet, you may like this wine. Definitely not the taste if you enjoy sweetness. Not overy bitter, but definitely a great steak and potato wine. I choose to drink it with most dinners however.
I found this better when both chilled and aired for at LEAST 2 hours. As in, I’ll open it when I get off work at 4 if I want it for dinner at 730, stick it in the decanter, and stick that in the fridge. But it mellows out into something pretty nice that way.