Gifft

2014 Red Blend

Red Blend

California: Monterey County

Offer Expired:Feb 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$22.00
Avg. Price

Mission Briefing

Codename:

The Gifft that keeps on giving

Today’s wine was made by Scheid Vineyards, in collaboration with Kathie Lee Gifford. This Gifft 2012 Monterey County Red Blend is a delicious, wallet-friendly wine that delivers a surprisingly serious drinking experience.

Gifft wine is no mere celebrity endorsement, though (We all know how those wines usually turn out!). This is, instead, a partnership between Kathie Lee Gifford and the famous Scheid Vineyards, with Scheid’s winemaker Dave Nagengast in full command of the winemaking process.

Dave consults with many wineries, including Scheid, as well as heading up his own Nagengast Estate Vineyard and Cinquain Cellars.

Heady and full on the nose with layered aromas of black cherry, smoky plum, blackberry, cassis, spice, cedar, smoked meats and a subtle hint of savory herbs.

On the palate, the wine is dark and initially fruit-driven, with sweet black cherry, cassis and plum out in front. As the wine settles onto the palate, additional flavors appear, including grilled fig, soft spice, smoked meat, dried leaves and a hint of black pepper.

We’ve been Giffted with access to quite a few cases of this surprisingly delicious wine, but still, don’t expect it to last the day. This wine comes highly recommended.


Remember, we offer FREE Temperature-Controlled shipping during the hot summer months. Add optional ice packs if your local area is hot, and your wine will arrive in great condition!

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Tasting Profile

Look:

Dark scarlet at the heart of the wine, pretty ruby red at the edges. After a swirl, tall, chubby tears cling to the glass wall, descending slowly downward.

Smell:

Bing cherry, blackberry, red plum and cranberry meld with sweet oak, subtle chocolate and sweet spice.

Taste:

Cherry juice, raspberry, cranberry cocktail, sweet oak, cocoa, flinty mineral, mixed spice and subtle peppercorn.

Finish:

The fruits go medium long, while spice, cocoa, and peppercorn seem to persist for a long time, eventually fading to reveal an easy, semi-plush dryness.

Pairing:

Enjoy this sweet summer sipper with cheeses like blue cheese or stilton, meat topped pizzas, or sticky BBQ ribs, BBQ chicken or a delicious flourless chocolate cake.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
Dave Nagengast
Varietal
Red Blend
Blend
47% Merlot
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26% Petite Sirah
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14% Syrah
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8% Cabernet Sauvignon
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3% Riesling
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2% Muscat Canelli
Vintage
2014
Appellation
Monterey County
Harvest Date
September 2 - October 27, 2014
Bottling date
April 11, 2016
Abv
13.5%
TA
0.59 g/l
pH
3.64
BRIX
24.3
Aging
12 months
Barrels
American and Hungarian oak

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Feb 17, 2017 at 11:59 pm
$22.00
Avg. Price
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