Wednesday, July 1, 2009
Day 113-Fred's Red/Hoiday Red Table Wine for $10 at Lynfred Winery in Roselle, Il
We have tasted Fred's Red before at the monthly tastings at Lynfred Winery and we have never bought it, until this last month's tasting on Father's Day when we, rather Troy was given a glass for free. In the past, the Fred's Red has been rather dry and not much to speak of. However, this vintage or batch of Fred's Red is wonderful. This wine is a blend of wines, I am guessing merlot, cabernet sauvignon, possibly petite syrah, and it is very fruit forward and totally mellow. Troy felt like pasta while drinking this wine, and I can see this wine as being a great pasta wine. This vintage of Fred's Red could be my house wine, however, unless you get this vintage/batch which was in the holiday bottles it is hit or miss on which Fred's Red you are likely to buy and since I have not found the Fred's Red in the past to be anything special, I will only buy this wine again if it is this holiday bottle. This is a great wine for a dinner party and for summer barbeques because it is light, fruit forward, and completely versatile. I have been drinking this alone, and it is very good, however with a little bread or cheese, pasta and this wine would be the house favorite.