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The 19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Red 2021 is a wine I found at a local big box wine shop selling for $11.99. Most 19 Crimes wines feature wine from Australia, but the Snoop Dogg line and the Martha Stewart Chardonnay are sourced from California and this Red is from the Lodi AVA.
The blend for the 2020 vintage ( they don’t have the 2021 blend posted, but it should be about the same) is 65%, Petite Sirah, 30% Zinfandel, and 5% Merlot. There is a Snoop Dogg 19 Crimes, Rosé, Sauvignon Blanc, and Bubbly and I have enjoyed them all. I was skeptical at the prospect of Snoop Dogg wines, celebrity wines are usually hit or miss, but every Snoop wine I have tried has delivered.
The 2020 version of the 19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Red 2021 was 14.1% Alcohol, while 2021 is 13.5%, so there may be a difference in the blend. Most brand wines are made to be consistent year in and year out, so the overall impression of the two vintages should be close.
The 19 Crimes website has a 19 Crimes Augmented Reality Experience with “living labels”, you will need your cellphone, but the label will come to life and Snoop Dogg will tell you about the wine.
The 19 Crimes in the name are the 19 offenses that could get you sent from England to Australia if convicted. The brand started as Australians embracing their history and in that light, Snoop Dogg seems to be an excellent celebrity influencer.
The 19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Red 2021 Tasting Notes
The color is cherry red with black highlights. The nose is bright dark berries, slightly smokey, ripe raspberry, vanilla, mint, dark chocolate, and roses. The 19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Red 2021 is smooth upfront and then has some interesting rough edges.
The Red blend tastes like blackberry, black cherry, licorice, a soft hit of spice, and juicy plum. The mid-palate brings dark chocolate, orange zest, exotic spice, and cooling blueberry.
The tannins are sweet and stay out of sight and the acidity balances the nectar-sweet fruit flavors and allows the flavors to fully unfold.
- The 19 Crimes Snoop Dogg Cali Red 2021 is a lot of wine for the money.
- It is not boring, it is fun to drink. It has rich flavors and interesting spices.
- The 19 Crimes Snoop Dogg wines are becoming a very reliable line of affordable wines.