I was prepping up to do this review for the Alamos Red Blend and I was having a hard time getting inspired. Then I found David Unger (subscribe) and his music. So, this review will be powered by the magical 80’s inspired dance beats and videos of David Unger Music (follow).
Name: Alamos Red Blend
Varietals: Malbec, Bonarda, Tempranillo
Price: $10 (or $7.99 but the register rings up differently and then I’m wrong though the sticker says I’m right. Thanks CVS…)
(Price can vary on state, taxes, the store’s mark-up, and if you have been to my site “Many Times Before“.)
The first thing that I tell myself every time I open a South American wine is that I’m “Never Gonna Fall in Love” at the start of it. I had some time to wait to prep because I couldn’t open the bottle. Something was going on with my opener and it was causing the cork to get stuck. However, my wife is a “Clever Girl” and was able to get it open. Now that I was “Tired of Waiting“, I poured my sample and started judging the color. After all that hype, I determined that the wine was dark red with good clarity. Yeah…that’s all I got for that.
The nose showed a good amount of oak, plum, the Tempranillo grapes, and dark fruits. I went “On & On” trying to find some more detail about what was present but I had a hard time trying to find anything else. It actually reminds me of when I used to play games as a teenager and I would get side tracked by all the side quests in games and never finish them. Anyway, let me “Get Back” to the review.
I tasted the sample and it took me a moment to process what I had detected. I would say that it had a medium amount of acid, but there was something stringent in the aftertaste…almost like cleaning agent. Overall, it was super dry, which was nice because many red blends try to be “Brighter Than the Sun“. The dominant flavors were of blackberries with some subtle spice notes.
Rating: Try Again
Alamos, I won’t be “Living Off Your Love” on this one as a solo drinking wine. If you “Come Away” with anything from this review, then it should be this wine could be a good one to pair with a generic pasta with red sauce or red meat dish. “I’ll Be Around” in the comment section below if you want to talk about your experience with this wine. As a side note, I’ve listed to the D.U.M. playlist extensively at this point and I feel like the image below perfectly summarizes that experience. Enjoy!