Sakonnet 1999 Rhode Island Red

I visited Sakonnet Winery back in 2002 when I first tried this blend of three grape varietals (not sure what the three are but one of them is the Chancellor grape) and it was a pretty decent tasting red blend.

This opened with blackberry, fig, and plum notes on the nose with hints of black pepper. Blackberry and strawberry flavors followed on the palate with hints of cocoa and green pepper on the finish.

Back in 2002 I gave this a rating of 8 wine glasses but cellared this one too long – my bad! So even though this one received a 6 1/2 wine glasses rating don’t let this deter you from trying this. I paid $10.99 for this back in 2002 and their NV now goes for $17.95 a bottle today.

There’s a fine line as to when to uncork a bottle you’ve cellared for awhile, sometimes that fine line cracks so don’t blame the wine on this one – blame the blogger!

I did pair this with a Bison burger and homemade sweet potato chips – this was scrumptious!