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It seems that every time I taste a wine from X Winery I can’t wait to taste the next one.  And with the Red X, that tradition continues.  Here’s a double review for you of both the 2006 and 2007 Red X, a red blend they produce that’s definitely worth a try.

2006 Red X

This vintage is a blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Syrah, 12% Zinfandel and 6 % Petite Sirah.  I found this to be a very easily approachable wine.—one that goes well with food, and is also enjoyable on its own. In a way, this wine reminds me of both a French Rhone blend and a California blend as it seems to have the best of both worlds—the fruitiness you you’d expect from a California wine and the earthiness you’d expect from a French wine.

The nose is a nice balance of cherry and blackberry fruits with leather, vanilla, sage and cocoa to make for a wonderfully complex nose.  The palate is bursting with abundant ripe blackberry and cherry.  Rich tannins and cocoa fill the mid-palate and linger into the finish.  This is a very nice red blend.

Wine: X Winery Red X
Variety: Red Blend
Vintage: 2006
Alcohol: 14.5%
Rating: 88
Price: $14.50

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2007 Red X

The blend for 2007 is 60% Syrah, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon and 19% Zinfandel.  And X Winery has done it again with this exquisite and affordable red blend.

X Winery Red X

On the nose, it’s spicy and full of dark fruit.  I love the licorice aroma, which is layered over figs, cassis, plum and a very subtle strawberry.  On the palate, it’s velvety smooth and cherry flavors come to life along with juicy, ripe blackberries.  That subtle strawberry I mentioned finding in the nose makes another appearance on the finish – which lingers for quite a while.  This is a great wine and an exceptional value.

Wine: X Winery Red X
Variety: Red Blend
Vintage: 2007
Alcohol: 14.5%
Rating: 89
Price: $14.50

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