La Folia Winery 2017 The Madness Red (Sierra Foothills) Rating and Review | Wine Enthusiast
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La Folia Winery 2017 The Madness Red (Sierra Foothills)

Rating
90
Price
$55
Variety
Wine Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Bottle Size
750 ml
Issue Date
11/1/2023
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This 75-25 split of Cab Sauv and Sangio has expressive aromas of black cherry, plum, raisin and prune, all enraptured in a smoke-meets-tar aura. Soft, corduroy-like tannins and elevated acidity give the fresh fruit flavors vivacity, while the dried-fruit tones act as a balanced complement. Gentle wood integration rounds it all out. Stacy Briscoe

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All tastings reported in the Buying Guide are performed blind. Typically, products are tasted in peer-group flights of from 5-8 samples. Reviewers may know general information about a flight to provide context—vintage, variety or appellation—but never the producer or retail price of any given selection. When possible, products considered flawed or uncustomary are retasted.

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About The Scores

*Products deemed unacceptable (receving a rating below 80 points) are not reviewed.

98-100

Classic
The Pinnacle of quality

94-97

Superb
A great achievement

90-93

Excellent
Highly recommended

87-89

Very Good
Often good value; well recommended

83-86

Good
Suitable for everyday consumption, often good value

80-82

Acceptable
Can be employed


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