Red Phoenix Red Wine Blend
Red Phoenix Wines
United States - California

With European origins dating back centuries ago, blended red wine is once again having its day in the sun. Red Phoenix Red Wine Blend represents the essence of this well-deserved resurgence. Unbound by a single varietal or appellation, and given more flexibility with vintages, winemaker Joseph Smith skillfully showcases six distinct varietals in this luscious and layered wine. Unlike traditional red blends, Red Phoenix is both barrel aged and barrel fermented, adding structure, balance, and a new dimension to a wine that is rooted in tradition and soars on the palate.

75% of the fruit is coming from Lodi AVA, while the remaining 25% are Napa Valley AVA's fruits. 

Coastal aromas of fresh fruit and lush florals coupled with a deep ruby color intrigue the senses. Bright, bold flavors of cherry and blackberry ascend on the palate while showcasing subtle, smooth tannins. The wine crescendos with anise, chocolate and toasted oak, offering depth and complexity, as velvety flavors continue to linger and evolve throughout the long, rich finish.

Wine Type
57% Zinfandel; 14% Petit Verdot; 12% Petite Sirah; 7% Syrah; 5% Merlot; 5% Cabernet Sauvignon
Agricultural Practices
Soil type
Sandy, Loam
40% of wine is barrel-fermented in new French Oak barrels. This process is typically reserved for wines costing over $100 per bottle, however, Red Phoenix employs a pre-fermentation technique (flash detente) that allows us to pump directly into barrel to ferment. 30% is flash on skins in stainless steel; 30% is traditional fermentation in stainless steel. 10-15 day fermentation process; aged 18-24 months in barrel.
5,400 (9-liter cases)

Robust foods; steak; pasta with red sauce; game

Reviews and News

2018 Red Phoenix Red Wine Blend - 92 PTS + GOLD MEDAL - MONTEREY 2021

2018 Red Phoenix Red Wine Blend - 92 PTS + GOLD MEDAL - MONTEREY 2021

"BEST RED BLEND"2021 monterey wine competition logo

- Monterey International Wine Competition 2021, GOLD MEDAL & 92 PTS

2018 Red Phoenix Red Wine Blend - 92 PTS - JTWG

2018 Red Phoenix Red Wine Blend - 92 PTS - JTWG

james the wine guy logo"This wine is a blend of 75% Napa along with 25% Lodi fruit; Zinfandel 57%, Petit Verdot – 14%, Petit Sirah 12%, Syrah 7%, Merlot 5% and Cabernet Sauvignon 5%. Aged 24 months 60% American Oak medium toast, and 40% French Oak medium toast. 14.5% ABV.
Nose: red and black bramble, cedar, suede, Thyme and red rose petals.
Palate: cassis and red bramble, pepper corn, violets and freshly ground spices."

- James The Wine Guy (First Quarter 2021 Wine Review), 92 pts

Producer Information: Red Phoenix Wines

Bill Leigon created the name Red Phoenix. Leigon was inspired and moved by the courage and resilience of the people in Napa Valley in the face of, not only the ...
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