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Screen Shot 2014-07-22 at 6.38.14 PMI seem to keep pulling wines up that are from ClubW. This is the first time I have seen a un-vintaged wine from them and actually didn’t even realize it until I scanned it in my wine app Vivino. The Messenger Telegram Red Wine Number One is a blend of five grapes, which is kind of crazy. It is 58% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot, 12% Montepulciano, 8% Malbec, & 3% Cabernet Franc. Talk about a lot of different elements in a bottle. One thing that is interesting is that I cannot find the video that was on ClubW on this wine.

I think it is now made by Art+Farm Wine and on their website there is a whole different label. They are selling it for $18.00 and it is still un-vintaged. So we have to turn to a different website to get the tasting notes. Raeder’s Wine & Liquors has the bottle I had on sale for $7.98! I feel like this label may have been bought out. Here are their notes:

We layered vineyards, varietals and vintages of Cabernet Sauvignon 58%, Merlot 19% Montepulciano 12% Malbec 8% and Cabernet Franc 3% to create this signature Messenger wine. Bright raspberry tickled by vanilla and with a chewy mouth feel will keep you excited and asking for more. If you have the confidence to embrace something original (really…it is such an old concept, it’s new again) you will be rewarded with each sip. If not, order something else.

If not, order something else? That ended weird. Well anyway, how was the wine?

Color – Deep dark purple.

Nose – Dried black cherry with just a hint of leather.

Taste – Black Currant and some other dried dark berry. Maybe it was Raspberry as they stated.

Finish – Full finish but with low acid and yet big tannins.

Overall, this was actually a pretty good everyday wine. Don’t let the missing vintage full you this is a wine that is a steal especially at its new price of $7.98. I think I paid $13 or more. It is worth stocking up on this one, if you want a cheap great blend.

Rating: B+

~Justin