The Sum California Red Wine 2008

Recommendation: Not recommended

Winery/Producer: Tuck Beckstoffer Wines; St. Helena, California

Grape Variety: Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Petite Syrah, 10% Syrah

Geographic Origin: California

Vintage: 2008

Price: $15.49

Purchased From: Ralphs Grocery Store; Encino, California

Paired With: Grilled chicken, rice and corn


    He said: Ruby red color. Light bouquet with a hint of fruit. Just okay dark berry flavor with a wonderful dry earthy finish. There is just a tiny taste of tannins at the end of the finish. This isn’t great, but it’s a very drinkable wine with a wonderful finish.

    She said: Fruity bouquet, medium body, little flavor but slight acid taste. Dry long finish.

    Comments: Because of its light taste this would have paired better with very bland food.