May 03 2008

Red Flyer (California, 2003)

Category: BlendMike @ 10:20 am
Red Flyer (California, 2003) This is a red table wine from California. A blend of Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, and Carignane. I saw this on display at Trader Joes and couldn’t pass up the $3 price tag for a review on My expectations were low, considering the bottom barrel price and our past experience with “Red” labeled wines (see Cheap Red, Red Truck, Big House Red and Red Guitar), but it turned out to be a half decent bottle. We recommend it if you can find it for the $3 price, but if you have to pay closer to $9 you could probably do better.
$3 from Trader Joes
Three Trophies
  • Very dark deep purple/red hues.
  • Apples and cherries in the aroma.
  • A little sweet and jammy off the start.
  • Bold smokey berry flavors with a short finish.
  • This wine is light hearted and bold at the same time. It’s that fun lovin friend you have that always speaks it’s mind and is an all around good time when you hang out.
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2 Responses to “Red Flyer (California, 2003)”

  1. Jason says:

    Not an ounce of vineyard or terroir in this Red Flyer, this wine tastes manufactured. That said, as much as I want to hold that against it, I can’t bring myself to do so. This is a magnificent one to have around the house to open after everyone has had a glass or two! At $3 it is hard to go wrong…

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