Cocobon Red Blend Review

Cocobon Red Blend Review
Let's find out more about Cocobon Red Blend wine.

This is our Cocobon Red Blend review.

Are you after a silky and approachable red blend with dark and red fruit flavors of dark cherry and raspberry?  

And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes at an incredible affordable price?

Well, this is the wine you have been looking for! We liked it a lot!

Find below our Cocobon Red Blend full review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.

Let’s begin!

Our Cocobon Red Blend Review

3.7/5
  • Brand: Cocobon
  • Grape Varietal: Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Syrah
  • Region: United States, California
  • Tasting Notes: Dark & Red fruit notes
  • Glass & Serving: Bordeaux / 59-64 °F (15-18 °C)
  • Price Range: $9-$13
  • Bottle Size: 750 ml

Cocobon Red Blend review: What's its color?

Cocobon Red Blend wine has a deep ruby color with thin slowly falling legs.

If you want to know more about how to taste wine and the lingo that goes with it, check out this article: How To Taste Wine Like a Pro in 4 Steps.

What does Cocobon Red Blend taste like?

Cocobon Red Blend is a red blend of Merlot, Zinfandel and Petite Syrah grapes. 

On the nose, aromas of blackberry, licorice, and cocoa are the most prominent.
 
On the palate, it’s silky and round, thanks to the medium tannins, with flavors of dark cherry, raspberry, and vanilla.

Is Cocobon Red Blend sweet?

No, it’s not sweet. Cocobon Red Blend wine is a dry wine.

Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.

Learn more about wine sweetness level here.

Cocobon Red Blend review: Which food pairs well with it?

Cocobon Red Blend is a very versatile wine when it comes down to food pairings. 

We find it pairs well with earthy and strong flavors.

Classic appetizers are mushroom pizza, mushroom agnolotti, and caramelized cauliflower to name some.

Meat wise you have wide selection here from duck, roasted chicken, pork, rabbit, grilled tenderloin and beef bourguignon for example.

If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are Taleggio (wash-rind), Comte, Ceddar (semi-hard) or Pecorino (hard).

Cocobon Red Blend review: What's its alcohol content?

Cocobon Red Blend wine’s alcohol content is 13.5%.

In case you wonder about alcohol content or more precisely Alcohol By Volume, i.e. ABV, measure the alcoholic strength of a drink.

There is a direct relationship between the sugar left in the wine after the alcoholic fermentation has taken place, i.e. Residual Sugar or RS, and ABV.

During alcoholic fermentation, the yeast transforms the sugar in the grape juice into alcohol.

Grapes with high residual sugar will therefore produce dry wine with a high ABV.

How many calories are in a glass of Cocobon Red Blend wine?

According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture [1] a 5-ounce glass will contain about 120 to 130 calories.

Alcohol contains 7 calories per gram. So a wine with high ABV will have a higher calories per glass than a wine with low ABV.

Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.

A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per grams vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per grams of carbs, which include sugar.

What is Cocobon?

Here is an extract from the Cocobon bottle itself:

“We’ve sourced grapes from the finest California vineyards to handcraft a rich, silky red blend with a soft, luxurious finish.

Conclusion

This is a silky and smooth red blend that for less than ~$10 offers a great value for your money.

Dark cherry, raspberry, and a vanilla finish will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, a vast variety of red meats, and our beloved cheeses.

Try it with mushroom pizza, pork, or Taleggio cheese and it’ll be a delight. At least it was for me!😍

If you have never tried it, I’m not entirely sure what are you still waiting for?

Once you had it, we’d love to know your opinion, so reach out and let’s know what you think! Enjoy!

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