Drink.  Learn.  Laugh.  Repeat.

Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 273,625 strong:

Register Today!
Ad

Snap Dragon Red Blend 2012 Wine Review

Snap Dragon Red Blend 2012

Snap Dragon Red Blend 2012

California, United States

Community Score:85/100

Community Reviews: 6

  Add My Review


Price: $13.95

Drink: 2011-2013

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Snap Dragon

Agent: Noble Estates Wines & Spirits Inc.

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A terrific robust red wine for the price! This smooth Californian wine is a blend of grapes and offers attractive aromas of dark fruit, smoke and toasty oak. Finishes with mocha and dark chocolate.

Food pairings: pizza, burgers, spicy chicken wings, steak.

Heavenly Hamburger Wine

This Snap Dragon Red Blend 2012 was reviewed on September 27, 2014 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2007 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

Reviews and Ratings

Douglas McMillan rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Spicy, with lots of leather, smoke, and ripe plum. The taste is peppery and ripe, with some nice round tannins.
Marco Giovanetti rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Aromas of ripe black fruits, grinded cofee and aromatic herbs. In the mouth, full body with lots of sweet fruit and a medium acidity. medium aromatic finish
Jennifer Havers - WSET Level 3 rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Aromas of red cherry, warm spicy notes and a hint of smoke or coffee. Similar on the palate. Easy drinking with some smooth tannins. Have this with some BBQ ribs.
Olivier de Maisonneuve rated this wine as 83/100 with the following review:

the nose is new world cab, with smoke and dark fruit compote. It smells of a sunny harvest. In the mouth,it is quite sweet,and a bit oaky.Very fruity and with hints of licorice and cloves.
Will go wonderfully with pulled pork in a whiskey marinade,or other braised meats. Will have its followers.
Sean O'Regan - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 82/100 with the following review:

Oct 5, 2014: Deep ruby, candied nose of red fruit, clove, baking spice and hint of floral. Sweet, sticky and fruity grape beverage with mocha and baking spice. Generic, confected sweetish red for the large market that enjoys it. Drink now with sticky BBQ sauce slathered proteins.
Jane LeFresne reviewed this wine as follows:

Leather, red cherry, black pepper and coffee aromas.

Flavours of red cherry and raspberry.

If you liked the Snap Dragon Red Blend 2012, you might also like these wines:

Recipes for Snap Dragon Red Blend 2012

Ad

WANT TO LEARN HOW TO

PAIR WINE
& FOOD?

Join me in a free online video class to learn the secrets to perfect pairings.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Gérard Bertrand Rosés
Rosé 2018,
Languedoc, Midi A.P. ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 273,625 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
WFour-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award