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2015 Fossil Canyon San Luis Obispo County, California Red Blend

2015 Fossil Canyon San Luis Obispo County, California Red Blend Zoom

This bright, jammy wine offers notes of black cherry, cracked pepper, spice, berries, toast, cocoa and oak.

Varietal: Red Blend Vintage: 2015
Brand: Fossil Canyon
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121 Ratings (3.4/5.0) Rating: 4 Buy It Again Score (83%) Rate this wine
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About This Wine

Combine a great climate for grape growing with a creative winemaker and what do you get?

The 2015 “Reserve Blend” from Fossil Canyon. Fossil Canyon sourced the grapes for this wine from California’s San Luis Obispo County, where the climate is greatly influenced by the Pacific Ocean. Many vineyards are sited within five miles of the shoreline, and the rare east-to-west orientation of the valleys brings a reliable cooling effect to the region.

The mornings are often marked by a thick marine layer. The skies typically clear by mid-morning, and by afternoon, the vines are often bathed in warming sun. By evening, the cool marine breezes return in force, and the cycle begins anew.

This process results in perfectly ripened grapes, and for the 2015 “Reserve Blend,” Fossil Creek’s vintner used Zinfandel, Merlot and Malbec to craft a wine that is bright, jammy and a delicious taste of San Luis Obispo County.

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Tasting Notes

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  • Grape Composition:Zinfandel, Merlot and Malbec
  • Grape Source:Estrella Triangle Area of San Luis Obispo County, Calif.
  • Aromas & Flavors:Black Cherry, Cracked Pepper, Spice, Berries, Toast and Cocoa
  • When to Drink:Now Through 2019
  • Food Pairing Suggestion:rigatoni bolognese or sausage pizza.

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3.4/ 5.0
Rating: 4

121 Ratings

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    • Rating: 4

    Flavorful

    2/17/2018 Jean C.
    • Valrico, FL
    • Rater Rank 87
    • Number of Ratings 17
    • Average 3.4
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Nice wine, easy to drink, a tab heavy but still very nice.

    2/16/2018 Eileen P.
    • Santa Barbara, CA
    • Rater Rank 170
    • Number of Ratings 9
    • Average 3.7
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Excellent Flavor - Clean, Smooth and Tasteful

    2/12/2018 Tony D.
    • Frisco, TX
    • Rater Rank 880
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 3.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Easy drinking delicious blend!

    12/06/2017 Monique G.
    • Lafayette, LA
    • Rater Rank 798
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 4.6
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Surprisingly smooth. Is a sweet, well balanced red wine.

    12/05/2017 Cecilia R.
    • Denver, CO
    • Rater Rank 1,221
    • Number of Ratings 2
    • Average 4.0
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Nice mellow wine.

    11/26/2017 Isabel A.
    • Toms River, NJ
    • Rater Rank 1,129
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 3.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    I like the slow finish and flavor.

    11/19/2017 Ralph S.
    • Bemidji, MN
    • Rater Rank 217
    • Number of Ratings 6
    • Average 4.3
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    This was one of the most enjoyable red wines I've received from the club. While it was a bit tart upon first opening, after some sitting it smoothed out quite nicely. Went very well with a cheese appetizer plate.

    11/07/2017 Steven D.
    • Raleigh, NC
    • Rater Rank 301
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    very nice red blend. A great gift

    10/12/2017 Jill E.
    • Bloomfield Hills, MI
    • Rater Rank 132
    • Number of Ratings 17
    • Average 4.7
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Clean finish

    9/21/2017 Roger L.
    • Clarkston, MI
    • Rater Rank 1,168
    • Number of Ratings 4
    • Average 3.6
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    It does not pack a punch, very mild, although no after taste, it is missing something. For a Red blend it feels like it tasted flat like it needs to be chillled, not a good idea for a red blend... I give it 3 of 5 stars. It's not bad but it's not great and it won't make Favs. Wine List.

    9/07/2017 Jorge B.
    • Bixby, OK
    • Rater Rank 937
    • Number of Ratings 5
    • Average 2.7
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    Nice

    8/28/2017 Robert P.
    • Averill Park, NY
    • Rater Rank 44
    • Number of Ratings 24
    • Average 3.9
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    a little heavy, but good

    8/08/2017 Deborah B.
    • Old Hickory, TN
    • Rater Rank 1,386
    • Number of Ratings 3
    • Average 4.8
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again
    • Rating: 4

    This was a very good red blend; fruity, moderately acidic, with a very long finish

    8/02/2017 Jack R.
    • Rancho Cucamonga, CA
    • Rater Rank 200
    • Number of Ratings 11
    • Average 3.5
    • Verified Purchase
    • Would Buy Again

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