The Red Headed Stepchild
The second bottle opened for the Texas Twitter Taste-Off was the Red Headed Stepchild Sangria, produced by La Buena Vida Vineyards, located in Grapevine, Texas. Traditionally, Sangria is a wine punch made by adding fresh fruit to red wine and fruit. La Buena Vida has taken the guesswork out of it and produced a winner! A simply delicious wine sure to be a hit at any party. This happened to be the first Sangria I’ve tasted and will not be the last!
From the label,
Throughout history people have made Sangria or wine punch by adding fruit to wine. Because of this blend of ingredients, Sangria has been seen as the outcast or Red Headed Stepchild of the wine community. At La Buena Vida Vineyards we embrace Sangria and this time held tradition.
I couldn’t agree more. The wine retails for $17.99 and clocks in at 12% alcohol. The wine packaging is as fun as the wine, with a nice illustration on the label. Served chilled, this Sangria is fresh, sweet, and balanced, with a hint of lemon. Cheers!