Sunday, 21 September 2014

Review - Uncorked Ventures Wine Club

Since I started blogging in 2009, I have had many great opportunities to review a wide variety of products. I never thought I would be reviewing a bottle of wine, but when I learned that Uncorked Ventures were looking for bloggers to review their Wine Club, I eagerly signed up.

Luckily, I was one of the few bloggers that got accepted to review either 2 bottles from the Explorations Wine Club ($55 value) or one bottle from the Special Selections Wine Club ($50 value). The Explorations Wine Club includes two bottles of wine (1 white and 1 red), which costs $40 per shipment. The Special Selections Wine Club consists of two bottles of a limited production red wine, which costs $95 per shipment. All the wines have a +90 rating. Both Clubs can either be bought in a one shipment, 3-month shipment, 6-month shipment, 12-month shipment, quarterly, every other month or as a monthly shipment. 

By now you are probably wondering which club I picked to review, well I picked the Special Selections Wine Club. I'm not much of a drinker, but I do drink wine around special occasions and holidays. The wine I buy never costs more than $10, so I was excited to try a $50 bottle. The bottle of wine was delivered by UPS on Friday, which I had to sign for it.

The Special Selections Wine bottle that was sent to me was called VinRoc RTW (Red Table Wine), a 2010 wine from Napa Valley AVA. Due to the Atlas Peak, the soil is almost entirely volcanic and the temperatures are ten degrees warmer than the valley floor, though during the afternoon and evenings the area receives harsh winds and cool breezes from the bay. The volcanic aspects of the soil blends nicely with the grapes, giving the juices an unique taste.

I prefer my wine to be chilled before I take a sip, so I refrigerated the RTW Friday night and patiently waited until the following night to pour a glass of the red wine. One word to describe the first taste would be "Bold!" I'm use to really sweet wine, so the first sip was a bit of a shock, but in a good way. I wasn't expecting a rich mocha taste. With each and every sip I took, the better the wine tasted. I only had about half a glass at a time, as it has 14.7% alcohol and I'm not the biggest drinker. Overall, I love the RTW from the Uncorked Venture Wine Club and I recommend the club to wine enthusiasts.

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