Bear Flag Smooth Red Blend

Red Red
California, Usa

$13.45 (226514)

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A smooth blend of Tempranillo, Touriga, Zinfandel and Alicante Bouschet grapes this wine is a sipper or a match to everyday cuisine.
84 pts
5

Critic Reviews (3)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This Gallo brand suggests the California State Flag in name but it is not on the razzle dazzle label. Nor is a...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

This non-vintage, nondescript, red Gallo blend, although youthful in appearance is showing some evolved, oxidative...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

This bottle must have the busiest label I have ever seen; maybe it is designed to compensate for the non-descript...

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Community Reviews (2)

Gary Killops
Gary Killops

Sometimes I get in a rut and reach for the same old same old wine. Bear Flag Smooth Red Blend from California is an intriguing blend of Tempranillo, Touriga, Zinfandel and Alicante Bouchet.

Juicy black fruit notes with a bit of sweetness on the attack. Very smooth, velvety mouthfeel. An interesting blend that makes a good sipper. Perfect for a change of pace! (tasted Feb. 2012)

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Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson
Ben MacPhee-Sigurdson

What have we here? Black cherry, licorice, spice, black pepper and mocha notes get some help from a smoky sausage component on the nose of this Syrah/Petite Sirah/Tempranillo/Petit Verdot blend. The red fruit comes through in spades on the medium-plus bodied palate, with black cherry and raspberry doing the heavy lifting and a modest tarry, white pepper note providing structure.

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