Dark Horse Winemaker, Beth Liston, believes winemaking is a treasure hunt. There are no liquor stores I can swing by on my way home. Every time I’ve been to California it leaves me with a renewed light in my heart for New Mexico. ... Wine Enthusiast does not accept money for editorial wine reviews. I just tried the Dark Horse (DH) Big Red Blend last night (Trader Joe’s for $7.99/bottle) on the advice of a wine expert who told me Apothic wines come from the same winery as Dark Horse. Wine Review: Big Red Blend, Dark Horse. This Dark Red Blend is bold and complex with a rich mid-palate and lasting finish that is sure to crush expectations. Similar wines … My friend, Kricket, says that she avoids California wine because she doesn’t like the way the ground tastes. Dark Horse Cabernet Sauvignon Good value for money. The bottles indicate they are both from Modesto. Thirsty for more? Already a member? Dark Horse isn’t exactly known for producing nuanced wines, mostly turning out sub-$20 — or sub-$10 — wines for the mass market. I recently moved from the Asian District, where I had a few liquor stores I could hit up before I reached my house, including Western Ave Darling, Freemans. According to the producer, this is a blend of “Tannat, Teroldego, Zinfindel [sic], and Petite Syrah [sic],” all of which is sourced from California. Thanks for signing up! She is constantly experimenting with different grape varietals and new winemaking techniques. Here’s another canned wine review featuring the Dark Horse winery. From bold Red Blend to smooth Chardonnay, her passion for creating exceptional wines that … Thanks Bethany. Dark Horse 2015 Chardonnay (California) 85 Points. Its sparkling production might be the most impressive juice in its arsenal, and you can find these nonvintage sparklers for as little as 8 … I’m not sure I can relate but let’s run with it anyway. I will try the Dark Horse Cabernet. I’m reviewing the Rose and the Pinot Grigio in a can! Only registered users can leave review. See reviews and pricing for this wine. Dark Horse 2017 Pinot Noir (California) Best Buy. Dark Horse Double Down combines notes of ripe dark fruit layered with caramel and complemented by slight hints of cinnamon. This wine has 2056 mentions of oaky notes (chocolate, oak, vanilla). You now have FREE access to nearly 300,000 wine, beer and spirit reviews. 6. Truth be told, Dark Horse’s lighter wines are not as terrible as their name, and this expression — technically a “limited release” — is far better than I was expecting. Cheers!