2012 Smashberry Red Wine


2012 Smashberry Red Wine

$11.99 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

Smashberry produces two blends—red and white—and is a project of Turn Key Wine Brands in Santa Maria, CA.  It is a project of the three Miller brothers —Stephen, Nicholas and Marshall­—who own vineyards across the Central Coast.  They  grow the fruit and specialize in custom crush and private label wines.

The Smashberry wines are simple and tasty and priced right. . .so you’ll feel comfortable opening a bottle any evening.  They are produced from sustainably grown fruit in a very large facility in Paso Robles.  Winemaker Chris Brown is a enologist out of Fresno State with 15 years of winemaking experience.

Remarkably, the Smashberry Red Wine received 88 points from the Wine Advocate, an outstanding score for a wine at this price point.  That makes it a top value on any level.

Winery Tasting Notes:  “Smashberry is all about the fruit: bright raspberry on the nose and boysenberry and coco flavors on the palate. It is rich on the palate with a supple mouthfeel, yet has firm tannins and a clean finish. Not a wine for the faint of heart or spirit.”

Wine Advocate Review, 88 Points:  “A big, ripe and delicious effort that’s also a smoking value. It offers up easygoing aromas and flavors of cherry pie, mint and underbrush as well as a seamless, textured and well-fruited palate. You could do a lot worse for the money. This is a perfect mid-week drinker. Enjoy it over the coming couple of years. Drink now-2015.”  –Jeb Dunnuck

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