I am late. There is a very long explanation as to why I’m late with my wine review post, but I’ll spare you and just say, I forgot that it was my turn this weekend. How or why I could forget that it was my turn to drink is beyond me, but it happened. So yesterday, as Bob headed out the door to run to the grocery store, I quickly added onto his list a bottle of wine. It’s a frightening thought to think that I would trust my husband to bring back a good bottle of wine, but I think he did okay.
This week’s wine review is for a bottle of Bear Flag Smooth Red Wine.
I know Bob picked it because of it’s fun label, it is totally something that would have caught my eye. But the twist off top (as opposed to a cork) had me a little bit worried.
The wine is described by them as:
Tempranillo, Touriga, Zinfandel and Alicante Bouschet. Soft and Juicy. Yummers.
“Yummers?” Yep. Their words, not mine. Made me laugh.
But other than “Zinfandel,” I have no idea what those other words even mean! I googled.
Tempranillo is a variety of black grape used to make full bodied red wines from Spain.
Touriga is another grape, a red wine variety from Portugal.
Alicante Bouschet is yet another grape variety originating in France in 1866.
I really had no idea there were so many grape varieties! See, these wine reviews are totally educational. Drinking wine in order to get smarter.
I have to say, I think the Bear Flag Smooth Red Wine was a good little $7.99 (with Rewards card) wine from the grocery store. It was easy to drink and had no bitter aftertaste. My mom and I both enjoyed it and there was no wincing while swallowing. I always think that is a good sign! It is good for a casual drink with friends.
Bear Flag is currently available in: Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Massachusetts, Nevada, New York, Oregon, and Washington.