Emergence Central Coast Blend Wine Review

September 1, 2010

Emergence Central Coast Red Wine48% Syrah 29% Mourvedre 23% Grenache. That’s all I have to say about this wine.

Oh, except that it’s a bitch to find if you don’t have a Trader Joe’s near you.


Sturdy, solid and rich. It’s red. Give me a break.


Extreme aromatics. Black licorice, violet, cherry and strong poached plums. Beautiful nose.


Fruit-forward, but not a bomb. Good mix of tobacco and fruit salad elements. Dark berries, saddle leather, chewy. Great structure, I mean seriously. This wine has a brilliant attack, mid-palate and finish. Great tannins back up a full, Ribena-like mouthfeel (look it up).

With Food

A fruit and cheese red. The flavors are so dang delicious, yet delicate, I wouldn’t want to ravage them with red meat or even red sauce. Try salad, though I know how odd that sounds. A bacon, blue cheese, tomato and pears poached in red wine salad. Perfection.

Where to Buy

It’s around $8 bucks at Trader Joe’s but I don’t know where else, dammit.

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  • Sharon September 9, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    yay I have a Trader Joes one bus stop away! and all that for just $8? I gotta try it out

  • Wine Welfare September 10, 2010 at 10:49 am

    Thanks for reading AND commenting, Sharon! I love your site and left you a comment on the Matilde Barbera post. Definitely want to try that out. Hope you keep reading and writing.



  • Karl October 14, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Thanks for reviewing and the pic of the label and mentioning you got it a TJs. I forgot where I bought it and checked a TJs near me and they didn’t have it and I was beginning to wonder if I bought it there.

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