This is our Cooper and Thief Red Blend review.
Are you after something special, like for example a wine that has aged for 3 months in Bourbon barrels?
And what if I tell you that it pairs well with a vast variety of dishes and it’s affordable too?
Well, this is the wine you have been looking for! We liked it a lot!
Find below our Cooper and Thief Red Blend review along with our food pairings recommendations, serving tips, curiosity, and where you can buy it.
Our Cooper and Thief Red Blend Review
Cooper and Thief Red Blend review: What's its color?
Cooper and Thief Red Blend wine has a deep ruby color with fat slow 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.
Cooper and Thief Red Blend review: What are the flavors?
Cooper and Thief Red Blend is a blend made from Merlot (38%), Syrah (37%), Zinfandel (11%), Petit Syrah (7%), Cabernet Sauvignon (4%), and other red grapes (3%).
On the nose, aromas of blackberry, plum, vanilla, oak, and hints of spice.
On the palate, it’s a bold full-body wine with medium acidity, soft tannins, and flavors of jammy plum, blackberry, raspberry, and vanilla with an oak and smokey finish.
Is Cooper and Thief Red Blend wine sweet?
No, it’s not sweet. Cooper and Thief Red Blend wine is a dry wine.
Dry wine contains less than 15 g/L.
Learn more about wine sweetness level here.
Cooper and Thief Red Blend review: Which food pairs well with it?
Cooper and Thief Red Blend is a bold blend with intense flavors, as such we recommend pairing it with equally strong flavor dishes.
Classic appetizers are pizza rustica, spice curry dishes and caramelized onions to name some.
Meat wise you have a wide selection here from quail, turkey, pork, ham, bacon, veal, and BBQ for example.
If you are a cheese lover our recommendations for you are semi-hard, hard, and blue cheeses like Cheddar, Grana Padano, and Gorgonzola to name some.
Cooper and Thief Red Blend review: What's its alcohol content?
Cooper and Thief Red Blend wine’s alcohol content is 17%.
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 Cooper and Thief Red Blend wine?
According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture  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 higher calories per glass than wine with low ABV.
Furthermore, sugar contributes to the calorie count.
A dry wine will usually have 4 calories per gram vs a sweet wine that will have around 20 calories per gram of carbs, which include sugar.
What is Cooper and Thief?
Here is an extract from the Cooper and Thief website:
“While other wines celebrate doing the same thing for centuries, Cooper & Thief celebrates doing things differently.
Our barrel-aged wines challenge tradition, which makes for a much more interesting story.“
The three months aging in Bourbon barrels makes this red blend quite unique, and after all, this is exactly what the producer wants.
Considering the quality, texture, complexity, and overall experience, $30 is a good value for your money
Its full body, medium acidity, soft tannins, and red and black fruit aromas will complement many dishes from veggie, pasta, a large variety of red meats, and our beloved cheeses.
Try Cooper and Thief with pizza rustica, BBQ, or Grana Padana 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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