Quick Swirl: Cline Red Truck 2002 (NW)
Cline Red Truck 2002:
Overwhelming blueberry on the nose
A smooth chocolate flavor on the palate with a touch of blackberry, cherry, and mint
Very smooth finish and tannins
This is a nice, smooth wine with some interesting qualities. The label says it's a blend of mourvedre, syrah, merlot, and pinot noir. I enjoy seeing wines like this that put together an interesting proprietary blend of grapes. For my taste, though, there is too much blueberry pie. If you liked the scene in the movie Stand By Me featuring "Lardass" Hogan, you might devour this wine. But hey, anything under $10 is worth experimenting with. I paid $9/bottle at a store in Florida and have seen it priced from $8 to $11. Raise a glass!