2011 Sanguis "Infidels" Central Coast Red Blend

SKU #1250655 93 points Wine Enthusiast

 An attention-grabbing sense of umami introduces this wine, with darkly colored mushrooms, plum sauce, miso soup and black sage tickling the nose. There is dark chocolate with bits of espresso on the palate, which is leveled by plum skins and berry flesh, with bitter tar and black pepper on the finish. (MK)  (12/2014)

92 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

 An interesting blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 35% Grenache and the balance Syrah, the 2011 Infidels has a serious floral streak to go with plenty of currant and darker berry fruit, scorched earth and spice-styled aromas and flavors. Seeing over two years in 20% new oak, it-s a medium to full-bodied, textured, balanced and long 2011 that will drink nicely over the coming 5-6 years. (JD)  (8/2014)

91 points Vinous

 Opaque ruby. Expressive aromas of mulberry, blackberry, licorice and smoky herbs show very good clarity and a spicy topnote. Lush, open-knit black and blue fruit flavors provide very good palate coverage, with juicy acidity contributing focus and spine. This plush, weighty, fruit-driven wine finishes with very good focus and gentle tannic grip. (JR)  (12/2014)

Wine Spectator

 Smooth, rich and creamy, with a fleshy mouthfeel to the ripe plum and cherry flavors. Ends with supple, fine-grained tannins. Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Grenache and Viognier. Drink now through 2022. (JL, Web-2015)


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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

United States

- When people consider domestic wine, they normally think about the state of California. The fine viticultural Region within California, including the Napa Valley, Sonoma, Santa Cruz Mountains, Mendocino and Santa Barbara, are capable of growing grapes of world-class quality. But there's plenty of fabulous wine coming from other states, too. Oregon, Washington and New York are also causing eyebrows (and glassware) to be raised around the world.
Sub-Region:

California

- With the explosive growth that California's wine industry has seen the past several years, it's easy to view winemaking and grape growing in the Golden State as a recent phenomenon. And while it's true that California's viticultural history is brief compared to several European countries, this state's roots date back well over 200 years. Due to the enormous response to California wine within the United States and worldwide, there are thousands of excellent and diverse wines being produced within the state each year.
Specific Appellation:

Santa Maria/Santa Barbara

- Santa Maria and Santa Ynez make up the two AVAs of Santa Barbara County, an area known for its natural beauty and temperate climate. The best grape-growing areas, however, are located on the very coastal reaches of these two appellations, and are cooled by ever-present fog and ocean breezes (it is even cooler and foggier here than Carneros!). As expected, Chardonnay and Pinot Noir thrive while the more inland zones lay claim to Bordeaux varietals and some Rhône blends.