20 August 2012

Whiplash Wines

Last week I wrote about Reata wines, and today I'm focusing on a division of their company called Whiplash Wines. These are their bargain wines, though still quite tasty and worth checking out.

The labels continue with the western/cowboy theme of the Reata style and, given my Calvinist Presbyterian background, the Redemption name was particularly amusing.

2010 Whiplash Chardonnay
California
$11, 14.5% abv.

Firm oak presence with bright acidity. Peach and vanilla aromas with a bracing oak flavor and a long finish. I found it to be delicious with smoked chicken and black bean tacos topped with a vibrant salsa verde.

2009 Whiplash Redemption
California
65% Syrah, 25% Barbera, 10% Zinfandel
$11, 13.2% abv.

Big fruit and firm tannins, blackberries and black cherry. Tart, tannic finish. If a wine ever called out for a bacon cheeseburger, it would be this one. Great casual Wednesday wine after getting home from work.

Note: These wines were received as samples.

3 comments:

Kelly and Angie said...

Redemption sounds very good right now, and what do you know today is Wednesday! We will keep an eye out for this line.

Benito said...

Kelly & Angie,

As always, if you try it, let me know what you think. And crack that whip!

Cheers,
Benito

lynn said...

Everywhere I go it's sold out;0 Even Amazon!!!!I loved this wine from the first glass.Excellent choice for a party ....we had an overwhelming love in the group and oops, one case down:(