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Better Than That Red Blend 2013

    750ML / 14.5% ABV
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    750ML / 14.5% ABV

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    Ruby-purple in color, this wine is packed with bright, candied fruit aromas and flavors! With hints of chocolate and vanilla rounding out the finish, this wine is simply... well, you get the "point."

    Blend: 69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot

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    Better Than That, California
    After toiling over how a small company could compete for your attention in today's sea of wine, Better Than That decided to "get to the point." With tongue lodged firmly in cheek and a wag of the finger they created Better Than That. Make no mistake — they kid about their name, but they don't kid about their wine: a blend carefully crafted from California's Central Coast that is guaranteed to be... well... now YOU get the point!
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    The largest and perhaps most varied of California’s wine-growing regions, the Central Coast produces a good majority of the state's wine. This vast district stretches from San Francisco all the way to Santa Barbara along the coast, and reaches inland nearly all the way to the Central Valley.

    Encompassing an extremely diverse array of climates, soil types and wine styles, it contains many smaller sub-AVAs, including San Francisco Bay, Monterey, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley.

    While the region could probably support almost any major grape varietiy, it is famous for a few. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are among the major ones. The Central Coast is home to many of the state's small, artisanal wineries crafting unique, high-quality wines, as well as larger producers also making exceptional wines.

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    With hundreds of red grape varieties to choose from, winemakers have the freedom to create a virtually endless assortment of blended wines. In many European regions, strict laws are in place determining the set of varieties that may be used, but in the New World, experimentation is permitted and encouraged. Blending can be utilized to enhance balance or create complexity, lending different layers of flavors and aromas. For example, a variety that creates a fruity and full-bodied wine would do well combined with one that is naturally high in acidity and tannins. Sometimes small amounts of a particular variety are added to boost color or aromatics. Blending can take place before or after fermentation, with the latter, more popular option giving more control to the winemaker over the final qualities of the wine.

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