Friday Value Wine with the Ten Mile – Broken Road Red

If you looking for a good red blend under $15 that delivers, look no further than the 2006 Ten Mile – “The Broken Road” ($12.50). My go to wine in this category used to be the Hey Mambo Red, but after tasting the Ten Mile, I think the title has switched hands. Honestly a fun wine with lots of dark brambly fruit and cocoa notes but displays a serious side with flavors of black tea and hints of suede.

Wine Info –

Harvest Dates: October 4th – 22nd, 2006

Blend: 46% Petite Sirah, 44% Zinfandel, 7% Barbera, 3% Carignane

Grapes: Average Brix: 27.1

Fermentation: Stainless Steel Tanks

Aging: 20% new & 80% older French & American Oak

Time in Barrel: 14 months

Alcohol%: 14.1%

rightside_tenmileMy Tasting Notes –

Nose: black currant, blackberry, coffee, suede

Taste: black tea, black currant, cassis, cocoa powder

Mouthfeel: full body with dusty tannins

Finish: medium body with good fleshy fruit flavors and the tannins smooth out nicely to a velvety texture

Fun enough to drink on its own, but definitely a great pizza or barbecue wine. Check it out, its a great value red that packs a punch.

Cheers!

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Categories: $10-$20, wine review | Tags: , , | 2 Comments

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2 thoughts on “Friday Value Wine with the Ten Mile – Broken Road Red

  1. Thanks for the recommendation. I’m always looking for great red blends, especially at that price point!

  2. Dave Nofziger

    After having one bottle a year ago, I went back and got 6 more of the 2005. I opened one a week ago and was reminded at how good this wine is! It’s a perfect example of how unrelated price is to good wine. I checked at my local “wine shop” (Rays) and they still have an entire floor display rack of both ’05 and ’06. I’m getting 6 more tonight!

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