Cocobon Red Blend Review (2021)

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What Kind of Wine Is Cocobon Red Blend?

Cocobon Red Blend is a compelling Californian dry red blend that has won several highly acclaimed international wine competitions. It is a blend of Merlot, (the principal grape variety) Zinfandel, and Petite Syrah. The grapes are picked from vineyards in Livermore, the oldest wine region in California. Furthermore, the Mediterranean climate provides the warmth that is necessary for the production of rich and silky wines.

California’s most successful red blends showcase aromas of black fruits, vanilla, as well as notes of strawberries and chocolate. And, unlike similar blends, Californian wines do not allow their fruitiness to dominate over the structure and deep complexity.


Cocobon Red Blend Review

  • Winery — Cocobon Cellars
  • Country/Region — United States, California, Livermore
  • Type — Californian Red Blend
  • Aroma — Blackberries, Cocoa, Licorice, Pineapple, Apricot
  • Grapes — Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah
  • Taste — Black cherries, Raspberries, Strawberries, Chocolate, Vanilla, Toasty Oak
  • Alcohol Content — 13.5%
  • Sugar — Dry
  • Pairing — Grilled Pork Tenderloin, Roasted Chicken, Ragù Alla Bolognese

Cocobon Red Blend is a fine example of Californian winemaking and a premium wine marketed at a budget-friendly price. The Merlot, Zinfandel, and Petite Syrah grapes are sourced from some of the finest vineyards of the Central Coast and add all of their expected structural characteristics to the blend. Wine enthusiasts will keep unearthing flavors of dark cherries and vanilla as well as elegant cocoa and cinnamon spice in every sip. Hints of exotic fruits also deliver a soft, luxurious finish. This silky red blend, therefore, is approachable and full of warmth and offers a memorable wine experience.

Overall Rating: 4.2

Positives
  • Intense Fruit Aromas
  • Complex But Well-Balanced
  • Silky Tannins
  • Graciously Long Finish
  • Value-For-Money
Negatives
  • Little Rough Round The Edges

Tasting Notes

For starters, Cocobon Red Blend wine has an attractive deep purple color. Then, as soon as it reaches the nose, robust aromas of dark cherries, licorice, chocolate, and prunes with hints of exotic fruits present the nose. Then it starts a frenzied dance in the mouth. There its velvet-textured tannins complement the flavors of plum, fig, and cinnamon spice, blending into a unique, prestigious wine. With these irresistible layers of aroma, flavors, and its pure warm Californian character, Cocobon Red Blend is destined to win the hearts of wine enthusiasts everywhere.

Appearance

Cocobon Red Blend has a deep purple color that develops into garnet after a short swirl. It is a color that brings to mind royals and imperial palaces, which is perfect for this high-quality wine. This incredible color manifestation resembling ripe plums is created by the Merlot grape used in the blend. It is a medium-to-late ripening variety that can be left on the vine for longer periods to increase its color concentration. And the results speak for themselves. Cocobon Red Blend is a wine that has a memorable appearance.

Aroma

This wine displays a very strong aromatic profile. Uncorking reveals bold aromas of blackberries, black cherries, licorice, and cocoa. These are followed by subtle exotic notes of pineapple and apricot. And the fragrances are layered so exceptionally that they bring so much more to the wine’s nose. To those who might find it hard to believe such a complex, aromatic complexity is possible, I challenge you to have a whiff of Cocobon Red Blend.

Taste

A generous mix of juicy, overripe black and red fruits, accompanied by chocolate and vanilla flavors, give Cocobon Red Blend a distinctive and well-balanced character. Its tannins also are velvety and soft that makes the wine even more enjoyable. Cocobon Red Blend taste leaves almost nothing to desire, apart from wondering why this was the last bottle in the pantry? Yes, it is that delicious.

Finish

Cocobon Red Blend has a rich and long lingering finish and succeeds in maintaining its structural components until the very last drop. The wine’s chocolate and cinnamon back notes remain even when the vanilla and pineapple notes enter to clean the palate.

Rating

Cocobon Red Blend has all the structural components and textures that distinguish a wine of premium quality. Its irresistible layers of dark fruit aromas and flavors, together with hints of chocolate, lead to a soft, long finish. It is a tremendous example of masterful Californian winemaking and a fantastic choice for all wine enthusiasts. This is not just my opinion! Cocobon Red Blend won the Gold medal in the 2018 Monterey International Challenge, so it is a wine to try.

Cocobon Red Blend Food Pairing

Cocobon Red Blend pairs perfectly with grilled Pork Tenderloin, roast chicken, and beef. Any rich, juicy cut of meat will be a fantastic companion to this wine. Think of opening a bottle of Cocobon Red Blend when you are eating Italian or French food in a romantic restaurant setting.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who Makes Cocobon Red Blend?

Cocobon Red Blend is produced by Cocobon Cellars in Livermore, California. The winery is part of The Wine Group, a wholesale distributor of wines in the United States.

How Is Cocobon Red Blend Made?

Cocobon Red Blend is a dry red blend made from Merlot, Zinfandel, and Petite Syrah grapes. After the grapes are harvested, they are sorted, destemmed, and crushed. Then they are taken into the winery and placed inside large vessels. At this point, the alcoholic fermentation begins. The temperature of the tank steadily increases to ensure the extraction of color, flavor, and tannins from the grapes. Specialized winemaking techniques also take place to shape the wine’s character. Afterward, wines from different grape varieties are blended to add structure and body.

Where Is Cocobon Red Blend Made?

The grapes are sourced from some of the finest vineyards in California. Livermore is the oldest wine region in the whole state of California and has vineyards dating back to the nineteenth century. Cocobon Vineyards Red Blend is made from Bordeaux-style varietals that benefit from California’s Mediterranean climate. The fertile soils and marine air of the region, are essential for the production of premium grapes such as Cocobon Red Blend.

How to Serve Cocobon Red Blend?

Cocobon Red Blend encompasses all the traditional structural components found in most Mediterranean red blends, such as luscious forest berry aromas and warm, almost melting chocolate flavor and velvety tannins. It should be served at a standard room temperature (60 degrees Fahrenheit or 15 to 18 Celsius). The reason behind this is that if such wines get too cold they will taste thin and harsh. If they are served too warm, they will lose their flavors and become muddled.

Cocobon Red Blend should be poured into a larger-sized wine glass to allow the air to come into contact with the wine surface and help it release its fruitiness and notes of vanilla, cocoa, and cinnamon spice. Decanting it is also an option and would benefit the wine with additional aeration, making it feel even more alive.

How Much Does Cocobon Red Blend Cost?

This Californian red blend is a premium wine offered at a rock bottom price. As crazy as it may seem, Cocobon Red Blend price ranges from $5 to $10 and therefore is one of the best value-for-money wines available in the market. The sensations of ripe blackberries and raspberries aromas and their evolution into silky tannins in the mouth should not be missed by anyone, especially at this hard-to-beat selling price.

How Long Does Cocobon Red Blend Last?

Cocobon Red Blend is suitable for long-term storage and through aging it can develop and evolve its aromatic and flavor characteristics even more until they feel like dried figs, game, and cigar. The wine therefore should be sealed with a cork on its side and stored away in an environment with humidity and temperatures that suffer from no fluctuation. Ideal temperatures are 50 to 60 degrees Fahrenheit or 10 to 15 degrees Celsius. Direct sunlight or artificial light must be avoided as it may cause irreparable damage to the wine. I would not recommend storing Cocobon Red Blend for a period longer than 5 years.

How Many Calories Does Cocobon Red Blend Have?

Cocobon Red Blend calories have a low density. There are 25 calories in 1 fluid ounce of the wine and a total of 125 per serving. The actual calorie breakdown is: 0g Fats, 0g Sodium, 4g Total Carbohydrate, and 0g Protein. Furthermore Cocobon Red Blend alcohol content sits at 13,5% and it is the standard amount for medium-to-fully body Californian red blends. As such Cocobon Red wine blend is a suitable dietary choice and is no obstacle to wine lovers with a diet plan.

Conclusion

Cocobon Red Blend is a fine example of Californian winemaking and a premium wine marketed at a budget-friendly price. The Merlot, Zinfandel, and Petite Syrah grapes are sourced from some of the finest vineyards of the Central Coast and add all of their expected structural characteristics to the blend. Wine enthusiasts will keep unearthing flavors of dark cherries and vanilla as well as elegant cocoa and cinnamon spice in every sip. Hints of exotic fruits also deliver a soft, luxurious finish. This silky red blend, therefore, is approachable and full of warmth and offers a memorable wine experience.

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