I tasted Seventy-Five Wine Company’s “The Sum” at a taste and buy event at Carmel’s Vine and Table back in April. I really liked the wine and brought a bottle home.

I opened the wine Sunday night with a steak and it was every bit as good as I remember. It’s also a $20 bottle of wine the critics just rave about and I can’t disagree.

The wine is largely Carbernet Sauvignon with a bit of Syrah and Petit Syrah. There is definitely some blackberry or raspberry with chocolate on the palate. These is nice pepper on the finish. And if you like tannins, you’re going to like the tanic, dry finish on the nice big red wine.

Robert Parker gave this wine a 90 and there were plenty of other 90-92 ratings from various critics across the web.

The wine is made by Tuck Beckstoffer who’s family vineyards are considered some of the best in Napa.

This wine was great with steak and equally great the nice night with pasta. It is not for anyone who likes really soft or thin wine. This wine is a big boy. I’d strongly suggest a couple hours in the decanter before enjoying.

Seventy Five makes about 5,000 cases of The Sum so snap some up if you can find it. The price can range from $18-$22 and its worth every nickle for a big rich glass of juice.

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