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  • Sterling Vintner's Collection Dark Red Blend 2016

    Sold by GrandWineCellar.com

    $16.99

    (As of 08/23/2019)

  • Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Red Blend 2016

    Sold by wine.com

    $15.99

    (As of 05/09/2019)

  • Troublemaker Red Blend n/a

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    $15.99

    (As of 05/09/2019)

$16.99

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Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of wines sold at other companies, that have received the same customer ratings or awards from third parties.

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  • Sterling Vintner's Collection Dark Red Blend 2016

    Sold by GrandWineCellar.com

    $16.99

    (As of 08/23/2019)

  • Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Red Blend 2016

    Sold by wine.com

    $15.99

    (As of 05/09/2019)

  • Troublemaker Red Blend n/a

    Sold by wine.com

    $15.99

    (As of 05/09/2019)

$16.99

Angels Angel Price

$12.99

David Akiyoshi Reserve Ink 2017

100%
of 6
would buy again
100%
of 6
About this rating

This rating is unique to the current vintage, at the current price. If you're interested to compare, you can see how the previous vintages were rated below...

Vintage

% Would Buy It Again

2017

100% of 6

2016

90% of 1,741

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of wines sold at other companies, that have received the same customer ratings or awards from third parties.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Sterling Vintner's Collection Dark Red Blend 2016

    Sold by GrandWineCellar.com

    $16.99

    (As of 08/23/2019)

  • Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Red Blend 2016

    Sold by wine.com

    $15.99

    (As of 05/09/2019)

  • Troublemaker Red Blend n/a

    Sold by wine.com

    $15.99

    (As of 05/09/2019)

$16.99

Angels Angel Price

$12.99

Market Price
Angels save money compared to Market Price...

Our market price is what you’d actually have to pay for this wine at an old-fashioned retail store.

It’s based on the price of wines sold at other companies, that have received the same customer ratings or awards from third parties.

If you buy one of our wines and disagree with the Angel Price, we’ll give you your money back.

  • Sterling Vintner's Collection Dark Red Blend 2016

    Sold by GrandWineCellar.com

    $16.99

    (As of 08/23/2019)

  • Z. Alexander Brown Uncaged Red Blend 2016

    Sold by wine.com

    $15.99

    (As of 05/09/2019)

  • Troublemaker Red Blend n/a

    Sold by wine.com

    $15.99

    (As of 05/09/2019)

$16.99

Angels Angel Price

$12.99

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About the wine

Dive deep into inky deliciousness with David's reserve red blend
  • This "inky" (get it?) red blend pulsates with power and deep, dark fruits – you'll obsess over it long after the last drop is gone. 
  • David didn't want to bombard you with crazy rich flavors – so he lightened this Teroldego and Tannat blend up with Petite Sirah. PS is one of the biggest reds around, so that should give you a clue about how INTENSE this is.
  • Teroldego, Tannat and Petite Sirah aren't mainstream – these grapes are daring, rare and a bit counter-culture. Sounds a lot like YOU! Thanks for giving David the freedom to show them off. And drink it up while it lasts!

Best before
If the amount of tannin is an indicator for longevity, this wine will outlive me.

Serving advice
Pour a glass and experience the wine as it absorbs energy from the air.

Food match
The wine is almost a meal in itself. Some pungent, aged cheese and a baguette would be sporty. And grilled Angus beef burger topped with some black truffles would stand up to Ink. A marinated pork belly gua bao Momofuko-style.

David Akiyoshi Reserve Ink 2017

USA

California

Red Blend

Big Red

14.5% ABV

750ml

Meet the winemaker - David Akiyoshi

  • "Best of California" in 2012, David was Director of Winemaking for Robert Mondavi's Woodbridge for 25 years.
  • He was at the helm of Lodi's largest winery and is a fastidious and dedicated winemaker, the kind you expect to find in the world's most competitive and prestigious wine regions.
  • David is a master in an undiscovered region. If you like to taste the next big thing while it's still totally underground, he is your winemaker.

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100% of 6 would buy it again
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2017

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