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
$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
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.


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!


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:(

Anonymous said...

I have no idea where or when I picked up the bottle of "Redemption". It's been in the rack for over a year and I just opened it moments ago.

Being, almost exclusively, a boring, Merlot drinker, I will venture outside my comfort zone from time to time; however, often with disappointment and regret.

In regards to Whiplash Redemption, there's no doubt I bought the bottle on a whim being drawn in by the label and description. This time, no disappointment or regret but rather pleasant surprise and intrigue! I had to research and found your blog and was compelled to agree with your quite accurate description. One can't possibly pass up a good bargain either!