Hob Nob Red Blend
Review By Eric Tansey, CSW, Sommelier The Hob Nob Red Blend is dark purple in color and completely opaque with a light stain. On the nose the wine smells like blueberry syrup, like the artificial blueberry syrup you get at IHOP. I also get a little grape-flavored Big League Chew. On the palate the wine is mostly fruit extract, and almost came across as sweet. A medium-bodied wine with little structure or backbone bringing little acidity, little tannin, and little to talk about. The Hob Nob Red Blend tasted like a very “extracted” Beaujolais Nouveau. I can see this as a great cheese wine with its low cost; it really is fruity enough for a stinky cheese and meaty enough for a creamier style cheese. So cheese it up, take a pic, send it to us on Instagram,or Facebook and we will throw you some love! Cheers.
Tansey’s Blind Review – 83 points
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Wine Selection – Hob Nob Red Blend
Producer – Hob Nob Vineyards
Style – Dry Red Blend
Varietals – 40% Gernache, 27% Syrah, 15% Merlot, 1%2 Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Pinot Noir
Region – Languedoc Region of Southern France
Alcohol – 13%
Oak – 8 weeks oak aging (My guess is French oak)
Food Pairing – Hamburgers, meatballs, bruschetta, a platter of various cheeses
What is the Languedoc Roussillon?
The Languedoc-Roussillon (pronounced Lang-dock – Rue-see-own) is considered the true South of France. The region is probably the most historically enriched place in all of Europe, which is probably why my father-in-law fell in love with wine from this region; he was a bit of a history buff. This wine region was influenced by the Greeks in 600 BC, the Celts in 400 BC, the Romans in 60 BC, and on and on until now. Located southeast of Rhone and Provence, this region produces more wine than any other region in France. There are many great bangs for the buck coming from this region. So if you see Languedoc-Roussillon on the bottle, it’s probably worth every penny. Cheers!