Wild Bunch California Red Wine 2003

Wild Bunch California Red WinePrice: $10
Maker: Wild Bunch Wines, Montevina Winery, Plymouth, Amador County, California
Variety: Zinfandel, Syrah, Barbera
Packaging: 750 ml bottle, screw cap
Our Rating: 8.5 out of 10

The non-varietal name of Wild Bunch California Red Wine 2003 and its screw cap may be slightly off-putting, but what comes out of the bottle will put your fears to rest. This blend favors the fruitiness of its Zinfandel component, with a nod to the spice one expects from Syrah. The aroma has berry and mixed spice notes. The flavor is rich and fruity with raspberries predominating. The finish has pepper and some acidity, adding a bit of sophistication to this fun blend.

According to the Wild Bunch website, their California Red Wine is 69% Zinfandel, 25% Syrah, and 6% Barbera. The wine folks at the San Francisco Chronicle called it a “winning pick”, noting

To capture the rowdy spirit of football season, try unscrewing a bottle of new wine called — appropriately — Wild Bunch. Launched by Amador’s Montevina winery, which is known for Zinfandel, the 2003 Wild Bunch California Red Wine ($10) is a perfect pick for tailgate parties. This juicy, medium-bodied blend of Zinfandel, Syrah and Barbera scores high in fun.

Now this brand is part of the Trinchero family.

5 thoughts on “Wild Bunch California Red Wine 2003

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  2. Jeannie

    I’ve been looking everywhere for Wild Bunch Red. While visiting in Arizona, we bought it at Costcos there, but here in California’s San Luis Obispo County where we live, we have been unable to find it anywhere, not Costco, not BevMo. Any other place we can look????? Thanks.

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  3. Kantrelle

    I purchased this wine about 4 years ago I haven’t opened the bottle yet but the bottle design was cool so I wanted to add it to my colllection.

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