Wine of the Week – Sleight of Hand Renegade Red

Sleight of Hand winery is a newcomer to the shelves of Vermont. The primary label is called Sleight of Hand and these wines go for the $20 – $50 range. Their second label is called Renegade Red and this falls in the more everyday price range. The blend of Renegade Red changes year to year, and this one is comprised of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 19% Merlot and 1% Petite Verdot.

Not only a fun label, this wine seriously over delivers for the price. Coming from some of the best vineyard sites in Washington, this gives a peak into what some of the best wineries are putting out in their higher end bottlings. It has dark red and black fruits with hints of coffee, earth, and just enough tannin to make it food friendly, yet enough fruit that it can be drunk on it’s own.

Think House Wine from Charles Smith and you have a good idea as to what Trey Busch is doing with Renegade Red on a much smaller level. Pick up a bottle today!