It’s Wednesday! That means it’s time to discuss another bottle of wine that I have tried out this week. Today, that bottle is the 2012 Paranoia Red Blend.

This is a red wine blend from California, out of Paranoia Cellars. It sells for around $12 on sale, and has an alcohol percentage of 13.8%. It’s recommended drinking time is between 2 and 5 years, which I am right at the end of since this is a 2012.

Prime drinking time!:)

paranoia red blendParanoia Red Blend

Bouquet: Cherry, oak, and a hint of spiciness

Tasting Notes: Jammy with strong notes of dark cherry. There is a hint of richness from the oak and cedar, as well as a finish that carries a hint of spice to it. There is an underlying note as well that I couldn’t put my finger on, but I researched and found that there are black tea notes to this wine.

Overall, I give it a 4 out of 5. I am a big wine of medium-bodied red wines like this one, and it did not disappoint. I am a big fan of the variety of flavors that this wine has, including the black tea and the boysenberry jam notes.

While I am not a red meat-eater, I would classify this as the perfect accompaniment to hamburger, steaks, pork, etc… Not too heavy, but still enough heartiness to balance out a red or dark meat dish.

Paranoia Cellars also has two whites and a Cabernet Sauvignon that I am interested to try now.

Let me know in the comments, what is your favorite red wine? I am always on the hunt for some new bottles to try out. 

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*Cheers! May your wine glass never be empty*

joanna at motherhood and merlot