Barefoot Sweet Red wine comes from Barefoot Cellars in Modesto, California.
In this review of Barefoot Sweet Red wine we’ll go over the price, alcohol content, taste and more of this very sweet red wine.
The wine I tasted did not have a vintage on the bottle. It was labeled as a Red Wine Blend. Additionally, “Red Table Wine” was stated on the label.
Per Barefoot Cellars, Jennifer Well is the winemaker and she joined Barefoot Cellars in 1995.
I was unable to locate any “official” listings of which grapes make up the blend for Barefoot Sweet Red wine. I did see some anecdotal reports of Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Petite Sirah, Grenache and Barbera on other web sites.
Although Barefoot Cellars recommends chilling this wine, I chose to taste it at room temperature. I did chill it later and re-tasted it. I found that the only difference was some muting of the tannins and finish. And also a slightly crisper taste. It did not change my overall opinion of this wine.
Speaking of serving it chilled, the bottle says you should refrigerate this wine after opening.
Barefoot Sweet Red Wine Review
In the glass, this wine is light garnet in color. A pretty good amount of light shines through, leaving dancing red lights under the glass.
The wine appears quite thin with no apparent legs at the outset. However, it became more leggy with air and time.
Very little alcohol was noted in the aroma. I would describe the aroma as raspberry candy with cherry mixed in.
Barefoot Sweet Red Wine alcohol content 10.5% per the bottle.
As the name suggests, this wine is sweet in flavor. It’s actually extremely sweet. Similar to Beringer White Zinfandel in terms of sweetness.
The flavor is a combination of raspberry, strawberry and pomegranate. Truthfully it’s a sugar bomb and you’ll find no dryness in this wine at all.
The wine has a delicate syrupy mouthfeel. Very slight tannins noted on the palate.
Barefoot Sweet Red’s finish was medium to long. Shorter when chilled. Given the abundance of sweetness, I was surprised the finish wasn’t longer.
Overall, I didn’t like this wine. For a sweet red I’d prefer something with at least a little dryness like Cupcake Red Velvet.
I found Barefoot Sweet Red to be too sweet for my tastes. It certainly delivers on its promise as a sweet red wine. And, it might be good for someone who really really likes their wine sweet. But, to me this was comparable to a fruit wine, given its juicy pomegranate flavors.
I also wasn’t pleased there was no way to tell what the varietals were.
Barefoot Sweet Red wine price $10.99.