Emergence Central Coast Blend Wine Review

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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3 Responses to “Emergence Central Coast Blend Wine Review”

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

  2. Wine Welfare Says:
    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.



  3. 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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