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Neosho Daily News - Neosho, MO
  • Wine Under $12: Whiplash Red Wine Blend

  • Our romantic February wine pick has a garnet color and is great for hearty food pairings.
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  • Whiplash 2009 Redemption Proprietary Red Wine Blend (California; $11)
    California red blends on the inexpensive side are often soft and fruity and not much else. In my experience, too many fuzz up the tongue with sweet, berry-compote notes that can put my palate to sleep and diminish the pleasures of the meal to come.
    Not so with Whiplash Redemption. I knew I’d like this blend of Syrah, Barbera, and Zinfandel the minute I poured it into my glass. The shimmery garnet color promised a certain brightness I seek in the finish of a food-able red (thank you, Barbera!) And yet, there’s plenty of ripe fruit here, too (hats off to you, Syrah and Zinfandel). In short, it’s a lush, smooth wine with a vibrant finish—at a great price.
    Look for the Label:Whiplash Wine Label
    Recipe Parings: Whiplash Redemption Red’s combination of ripe fruit and refreshing brightness will make it go well with many dishes, especially weeknight pizzas and pastas. A few suggestions:
    Wini MoranvilleRelish wine and cocktails columnist Wini Moranville is the author of The Bonne Femme Cookbook: Simple, Splendid Food That French Women Cook Every Day.
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