Reviewed on 2020-04-24
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Rating 85
Style Red
Blend , Malbec, Petit Verdot, Riesling, Zinfandel
Vintage 2017
Appellation
North Coast
California
USA
ABV 14.5%
Price $20.00  Buy This Wine
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Perfect For

Last Minute Wine Runs, Party Wine, Sweet Tooth Cravings

Drink If You Like

Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec , Zinfandel

Rodney Strong 'Upshot' Red Blend 2017 Review

Let’s be real here, when a wine is over $20 there should be some layers. This wine has no defining structure or characteristics giving it any kind of uniqueness. If you are cool with that, then this bottle will do. The alcohol is too high to give the wine subtlety, making it hot and boozy. If you are in a pinch, and this bottle is there, it will work for a party where wine is not the focus, but may not work for a book club or a wine event.

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Rodney Strong 'Upshot' Red Blend 2017
Let’s be real here, when a wine is over $20 there should be some layers. This wine has no defining structure or characteristics giving it any kind of uniqueness. If you are cool with that, then this bottle will do. The alcohol is too high to give the wine subtlety, making it hot and boozy. If you are in a pinch, and this bottle is there, it will work for a party where wine is not the focus, but may not work for a book club or a wine event.

Reviewed On: 04-24-2020
85
POINTS
Rodney Strong 'Upshot' Red Blend 2017
Let’s be real here, when a wine is over $20 there should be some layers. This wine has no defining structure or characteristics giving it any kind of uniqueness. If you are cool with that, then this bottle will do. The alcohol is too high to give the wine subtlety, making it hot and boozy. If you are in a pinch, and this bottle is there, it will work for a party where wine is not the focus, but may not work for a book club or a wine event.

Reviewed On: 04-24-2020