89pts, Jeb Dunnuck
Moving to the reds, the 2015 Raja Cuvée is a Syrah-dominated blend that includes 22% Merlot, 17% Petite Syrah, and 9% Cabernet Sauvignon. Medium ruby/purple-colored, with notes of spiced plums, ground pepper, and incense, it's sweetly fruited, rounded, and opulent on the palate, with loads of charm.

WHY WE LOVE IT
  • BLEND
    Red Blend
  • APPELLATION
    North Coast
  • ALCOHOL
    14.40%
  • SIZE
    750ml

Get excited for 50% off this lip-smacking, fruity red quaffer! And that’s not all, it’s under $15! !!! Buy now before it's all gone! You can read our musings when you return. 

This, for all intents and purposes, is a fun wine. A wine to enjoy while grilling up some killer BBQ, playing cards well into the evening and maybe just chillin' by a campfire. A Syrah-focused red blend (it has a bit of Merlot, Petite Sirah and Cab Sauv too) it hails from a couple of well-tended and well-loved vineyards from Sonoma and Mendocino counties. This is the mantra of the Jigar team — great fruit comes from vineyards where the farmers are working their tails off to ensure a successful vintage. When at the hands of the winemaker, their responsibility is to showcase the efforts of those vineyard teams and the beautiful bounty they so graciously provided.

While not a heavily reviewed wine by the critics, it did get a nod from Jeb Dunnuck who said it has “loads of charm” in his 89pt review (and hey 89pts for a $13 wine is great in our book!). Big and rich, you really feel the pack of the Syrah in the wine with the delicate, velvet glove of Merlot. Note of blackberries, plums and black cherries with warm spice, fresh black pepper, sweet smoke and a hint of cigar box. Nice and fruity while immensely easy drinking.

Shipping included on 6+ bottles (that’s just  $78 a 6-pack!). To the races you go!

TASTING NOTES 

Big and rich, you really feel the pack of the Syrah in the wine with the delicate, velvet glove of Merlot. Note of blackberries, plums and black cherries with warm spice, fresh black pepper, sweet smoke and a hint of cigar box.

THE STORY TO KNOW

Located in the heart of enchanting Sonoma County, CA, our family-owned boutique winery places an emphasis on showcasing the terroir of the region. Our small production winemaking techniques allow us to create wines that are a worthy representation of the vineyards from which they originate. With hard work and a keen attention to detail, our handling of the fruit during its journey into wine mirrors that of the local growers who work tirelessly to bring us their beautiful bounty. Our goal is to truly express their vineyards and hard work in every bottle of our wine.

About Jigar Patel: Born in Toronto and raised in Chicago, it was college stints in fine dining that initially brought Jigar into the world of fine wine. After college, fascinated by wines and winemaking, Jigar spent several harvests helping friends in the Sonoma County wine industry. He was enthralled by their passion for making wines but he also became enamored with the farmers who worked tirelessly to insure quality fruit. He could see that great wine required quality winemaking, but more importantly required great fruit. It became clear that if he was going to make wine, then it would be only with growers that had the same passion for their fruit.  Whether working in the cellar or walking the vineyards with growers, Jigar's commitment to crafting fine wine is evident in his hands-on approach.