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Tess Red & White Blend 2010

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

OK, so this is just sort of a rose, further research has shown this to be a freak of a wine that sees Cabernet, Merlot, petit Verdot, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc blended in neutral barrels. It has over 10 grams of residual sugar and a ph of 3.46,. Just wacky! Intensely aromatic with all sorts of things going on here. Cherries and Worcestershire pop first on the nose followed by green herbs, candied lime, earth and old wood that shows as a hint of BBQ sauce. Just bizarre. Noticeably sweet on entry, then brightly acidic, this has a lovely edge of powdery tannins and lots of lightly candied strawberry and raspberry fruit that turns slightly earthy and dry on the moderately long finish. Say what you may about this but it’s easy to drink and well structured for a light, fresh wine. Not my style but I bet many out there are going to love this. 87pts

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The love of farming and a passion for wine brought Tony Peju to the Napa Valley. A series of ideas - starting in his birthplace on the Caspian Sea, then France, England and eventually, Los Angeles -- created the Peju's Napa Valley winery. In 1982, Tony and his wife Herta purchased 30 acres of land in the Napa Valley with the magic ingredient - location. Neighboring vineyards in Rutherfor... Read more
The love of farming and a passion for wine brought Tony Peju to the Napa Valley. A series of ideas - starting in his birthplace on the Caspian Sea, then France, England and eventually, Los Angeles -- created the Peju's Napa Valley winery. In 1982, Tony and his wife Herta purchased 30 acres of land in the Napa Valley with the magic ingredient - location. Neighboring vineyards in Rutherford included Robert Mondavi, Inglenook and Beaulieu. Situated between Highway 29 and the Napa River, the acreage included a 1900-era house and rambling vineyards, some 60 or more years old. Looking to the future, Tony and Herta have introduced their two daughters, Lisa and Ariana, to the workings of the wine business. Both of the young women are immersing themselves in all aspects of Peju Winery. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Tess Red & White Blend

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065217,192
3.00 5
Vintage: NV 07/08/2013

OK, so this is just sort of a rose, further research has shown this to be a freak of a wine that sees Cabernet, Merlot, petit Verdot, Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc blended in neutral barrels. It has over 10 grams of residual sugar and a ph of 3.46,. Just wacky! Intensely aromatic with all sorts of things going on here. Cherries and Worcestershire pop first on the nose followed by green herbs, candied lime, earth and old wood that shows as a hint of BBQ sauce. Just bizarre. Noticeably sweet on entry, then brightly acidic, this has a lovely edge of powdery tannins and lots of lightly candied strawberry and raspberry fruit that turns slightly earthy and dry on the moderately long finish. Say what you may about this but it’s easy to drink and well structured for a light, fresh wine. Not my style but I bet many out there are going to love this. 87pts



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