Reviewer’s Note: Samples of the products discussed here were provided to me for reviewing purposes at no cost.
Acai and pomegranate flavors take center stage in this fresh North Coast California varietal that is sweet and light on the palate. Eppa® SuperFruit Sangria is a convenient pour-and-drink that delivers a wealth of fruit flavor while relieving one of the need to slice and chop for it. Mendocino Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes contribute to the blend along with blueberry and Mediterranean Blood Orange. The antioxidant-rich result is pleasant, a bit tart, and given the amount of care taken to create an enjoyable drinking experience with a mind toward health benefits, refreshing in every sense.
When poured, it possesses a rich ruby color and fresh aromatics of berry and citrus peel, a perfume that successfully whetted my appetite before my first sip and smells like the most memorable part of summer backyard gatherings yet to come. This is the wine your guests will be asking you about long after the last bit of barbecue has left the grill.
Most pleasing about this product is a playful element to the intermingling of various fruit flavors that feels enthusiastic on the tongue and pleads to be shared by the pitcher. This sangria avoids sacrificing intense flavor for nutritional significance, managing to embody fun times while maintaining a high degree of both. At just 120 calories per 5 oz. glass and bringing to the table nearly two times the antioxidants of a glass of red wine, here is a beverage well-suited to enjoying in warm and hot weather months without one having to feel guilty for the indulgence. Further exciting me about the product is that next month, Eppa® will debut a white sangria.
Besides being a certified organic product, it is relatively inexpensive, retailing for under $12 with sellers like Whole Foods and Winn Dixie. It’s also available from the Eppa® website at www.Eppasangria.com, where 3-, 6-, and 12- bottle orders await your purchase and ship for free to most U.S. states. Poured over ice and paired with smoky grilled foods, hard cheeses and deli selections, toasted flatbread and hummus, or just savored by itself (preferably outside on a clear day when the sun is high and your worries are low,) Eppa® SuperFruit Sangria is a tasty revelation with infinite possibilities.