2008 Erna Schein Blender Boy

Red Blend

  • USA
  • > California
Drink between 2011 - 2020
CT92 23 reviews
Borrowed from 2007
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • Billiken Likes this wine: (90 points)

    November 23, 2013 - Like this wine. Great blend. Probably will get much better with age.

  • danielbleier Likes this wine: (92 points)

    February 8, 2013 - A dark berry nose, with licorice and tobacco leaf. The palate is bright and inviting, with raspberry and strawberry complimenting the blackberry. Finishes with a mix of fruit and herbs, providing complexity. The mix here is unusual and enjoyable.

  • iawcc wrote: (93 points)

    December 25, 2012 - This wine is amazing. Great balance, fruit and depth. Every time we open the blender boy I'm reminded of how great it is.

  • mflesh wrote: (95 points)

    November 13, 2012 - Outstanding. This wine is full bodied, ready to go. Enjoyed after 30 minutes of decanting. This wine poured a ruby red with some purple tones. The nose was quite floral, a little acidic, a little sharp. This died after 45 minutes and was mostly a hawthorne and wildflower floral bouquet. The wine on the palate was dark, robust, full bodied. Inky, teeth staining. Currant notes in the front and middle, remaining very soft, velvety. Not as much acidity as the nose was anticipating. The finish of the wine was moderately tannic with a little bit of that petite verdot dustiness. You can definitely tell the 50% CS was the backbone of this wine, but the floral characteristics of the 28% Cab Franc, the dustiness of the 8% Petite Verdot, and the spice and velvet of the 14% Petite Syrah all blended incredibly well. Ready to go now with about 30-45 minutes of decanting, this one should continue to evolve until around 2016, and done shortly thereafter. Great combination from Erna Schein. I really messed up by only getting one bottle of this. Need about 12 more!

  • iawcc wrote: (91 points)

    October 4, 2012 - Outstanding! Another example of great balance and creativity from Erna schein.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2008
  • Type Red
  • Producer Erna Schein
  • Varietal Red Blend
  • Designation Blender Boy
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion n/a
  • Appellation California

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 172 (59%)
  • Consumed 118 (41%)

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Who Likes This Wine

100% Like It  3 votes