Friday, February 5, 2010

10 Mile

343. 2006 Ten Mile - The Broken Road (California)

Another quick entry as this bottle was a quick grab off the shelf because the label was great and it sounded like it would go well with a roasted chicken.

And it was. This is another big market Californian that's sourced from a number of vineyards and areas. It seems to receive a fair amount of play as a good value wine for it's under $20 price tag (under $15 in the US). Ten Mile is part of the Nine North Wine Company and their website plays on the old Western frontier and the change over from the Gold Rush to the planting of vineyards.

The bottle's back label recounts that "the inspiration for this wine was based upon the classic field blends of California from the 1800's." It's a blend of fairly equal proportions of Petite Sirah and Zinfandel (46% and 44% respectively) with a bit of Barbera and Carignan thrown in for good measure.

Not a blend that I see much of in the wines we usually drink, but we could easily find ourselves on The Broken Road again.

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