Wine #7 in the $100 Wine Challenge

Winery: Sacred Stone
Type: Blend
Vitnage: 2007
Price: $9.49

Cynthia’s Review

The label on this wine indicates that “it makes every meal magical”. In my opinion, it could only be black magic ! I thought it had a very sour taste. At least the sourness was consistent- it was consistently sour on its own, with wine and cheese, and with a dinner of spaghetti and meatballs. The label goes on to say that the wine is “ideal for pairing with your favorite outdoor and other casual cuisine”. Perhaps spaghetti and meatballs does not fall under the heading of casual cuisine, but I honestly can’t think of any meal that I think would be good paired with this wine. After a first bad glass of wine, I typically would have just used the rest for cooking with, but I have to admit that we drank the whole bottle. To be fair, that is just because it was Friday evening and I had a really hideous and craptacular week at work. So I guess you can say that this wine is better than no wine- but not by much ! This is my first fully resounding NAY !

Jay’s Review

This wine was quite bold. I found it to be very robust in its flavor, but not very sophisticated in its blend. I liked the way the wine came on, but as Cynthia mentioned it had a rather sour finish. It held out the promise of being a deep, full bodied red wine with rich textures and flavors but just didn’t deliver. The wine mellowed a bit after it had been open for a while and had a chance to decant, but it was too little, too late. It wasn’t horrible and I did do my part to finish off the bottle, but its not a wine I will likely purchase again. I have to give it a “nay.”

#7 Sacred Stone Master’s Red Blend

2 thoughts on “#7 Sacred Stone Master’s Red Blend

  • October 24, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Sacred Stone is Pietra Santa Winery’s second label. Pietra Santa is a fine winery, but maybe they’re not quite good enough to support a quality second label. For a dollar a bottle more, try Sassolino, their first label super Tuscan style wine. (FYI: “Pietra Santa” is Italian for “sacred stone.”

  • October 24, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Hey guys…well I see the decription sour several times and. Am curious if you may have received a bad bottle. Next time I see you I’ll square you up on that one. But I will admit for a few dollars more the pietra santa is great. Very earthy. Like a stone coated with black fruit. Sassolino is outstanding …..I’ll get you one when you guys visit next

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