Dearly Beloved I Thee Red


Dearly Beloved, I Thee Red


Varietal:  Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah, Cabernet Franc, Petite Sira

Vintage: 2016

Region: Central Coast, California 

Alcohol Percentage: 15.0%

Price: $7.99

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Tasting Notes: 

When my dear friend Brigitte from Top Nosh Eats makes a recommendation, it's one that you take note of. Several weeks ago, she recommended that I try Dearly Beloved I Thee Red. Considering that the wine and liquor laws are so different between Las Vegas and Nashville, I was fearful that I wouldn't find this little gem at Trader Joe's. Cruising the wine aisle, I spotted the Halloween-esque bottle. Scooping up not one but two bottles, I filled my cart and finished my shopping. 

As soon as I uncorked the bottle, yes this one has a cork ladies and gents, I could smell the fruity nose and I knew I was in for a treat. Here are a few other characteristics I noted during my tasting:

  • Dark Ruby Color
  • Fruity nose with notes of blackberry, cherries, and vanilla
  • Medium body
  • Soft/light tannins 
  • Light/ Medium Acidity 

Verdict: I knew my friend wouldn't steer me wrong. This red blend is a winner. Typically, you don't think of red wines being soft and fruity, however, this is one you can sip on it during the summer months and carry it right into fall. 

Until Next Time!