Never judge a bottle of wine by its label, they say. I'm not a big fan of red wine in general, but the Snoop Dogg Cali Red Blend is a cut above the rest. The Snoop is no different; it's subtle, smooth, and easy to drink. In my opinion, a bottle is decent if it tastes good and is easy to drink.
Snoop Dogg, on the other hand, is a household name. The California-based rapper collaborated with 19 Crimes to sell his signature wine, the Cali Red. I was very impressed with what I tasted, and I would recommend this wine to anyone who enjoys sweet wine with a sophisticated flavour.
Cali Red is dense and dry, with bright flavours that evoke raspberries, blackberry jam, vanilla, and toasted oak. Aside from the tasting notes, the beautiful plum colour adds to its allure. This Snoop Dogg wine review will tell you more about its flavour, aroma, and food pairings.
When you pour the wine, you will notice that it has a beautiful dark plum/ red color. The outer edge is a red-purple colour. The tip will coat your glass with a purplish hue that will gradually fade as the wine settles in the glass.
It's quite aromatic, especially up close. There are strong blue and black fruit notes that remind me of berries and plums. The oh-so-sweet notes linger immediately after the first sip. While it is sweet, the aroma of alcohol is strong.
It has a balanced blend that is soft and dry. My first taste of the wine was black cherry, followed by a hint of vanilla. The wine becomes slightly lighter but still sweeter the longer it sits in my mouth. This time, it tastes like candied raspberries. The mouthfeel of Snoop Dogg Cali Red is juicy. Meanwhile, the tannins in the wine are well integrated, delivering high acidity and complex flavours.
The finish is mildly sweet, with no lingering aftertaste. It has a short finish, but that does not diminish its flavour.
Overall, the Cali Red delivers a powerful punch without being overpowering. It is refreshing and simple to drink at any time of day. This is a good wine for a formal dinner or a casual conversation with friends, Christmas, the new year, and more.
Note: Drink responsibly