Snoop Dogg 19 Crimes Cali Red comes from Sonoma, California, USA.
While it’s unknown what the full blend is for this wine, the tasting notes clue us in to Petite Sirah and Zinfandel.
Snoop Dogg 19 Crimes Cali Red Wine Review
From the Snoop Dog wine bottle label:
19 Crimes tells the true story of rulebreakers who beat the odds, overcame adversity and went on to become folk heroes in their society. This spirit lives on today through innovators and culture creators, like Cali’s own Snoop Dogg.
Snoop Dogg Wine App
To start, there’s an app that makes the Snoop Dogg wine bottle talk.
The app is called Living Wine Labels by Treasury Wine Estates.
Here’s how to use the Living Wine Labels app to get Snoop to talk to you:
- Get on your phone and go to your app store.
- Find and install the free app called Living Wine Labels.
- Open the app and swipe through the instructions.
- Scan the bottle label when prompted, using your phone’s camera.
- The Augmented Reality (AR) experience will start as you keep the phone pointed at the label.
- Your Snoop wine bottle label (Snoop’s picture) will start talking to you. “Glasses Up!”
- After he talks, you can move your phone away from the label, and then back to the label for more Snoop chat. “Gotta thank myself for that.”
- And more… Seriously, it’s pretty cool! Try it.
The AR experience isn’t just limited to Snoop Dogg 19 Crimes Cali Red.
There are other wines from 19 Crimes that also have the AR experience with their labels, using the Living Wine Labels app.
And according to the app itself, other wine brands have living labels too, including Beringer, Matua, Lindeman’s and others.
OK, with all that out of the way, let’s move on to the actual review.
In the glass this wine appears dark plum in color.
I also noted a lovely red-purple meniscus at the outer edge.
A tip and spin really coated up the glass with a translucent purple hue.
And finally, legs were numerous and slow to fall.
The wine was quite aromatic, with a decent medium intensity that was even bolder up close.
I noted combo aromas of red fruits and secondary, sweet spice notes.
There was a bit of alcohol in the nose, as well.
Snoop Dogg 19 Crimes Cali Red alcohol content 14.1% by volume, per the bottle.
I tasted the 2019 vintage of Snoop Dogg 19 Crimes Cali Red.
I thought I’d review this wine’s taste by answering a couple of this wine’s most searched questions.
What does Snoop Dogg wine taste like?
Snoop Dogg 19 Crimes Cali Red tastes like a nicely balanced red blend, with notes of black cherry, vanilla and candied raspberry.
I found the taste to include 2 flavors that occurred in succession.
First, black cherry with a slight hint of vanilla.
Second, a transition to a lighter, candied raspberry.
This one two punch occurred very consistently and I thoroughly it.
A simple complexity, if there is such a thing!
Is Snoop Dogg’s wine sweet?
At first sip, you might notice some lightly-sweet black cherry but it soon transitions to a long-finishing candied raspberry flavor.
Mouthfeel and Tannins
Snoop Dogg 19 Crimes Cali Red had a juicy mouthfeel with noticeable and well-integrated tannins.
Finish was long, with just a bit of vanilla sweetness at first verse.
However, in the end, it’s the tannins that finish the song for this one.
Overall Opinion of Snoop Dogg 19 Crimes Cali Red
Overall, I found this red blend wine to be enjoyable and especially liked the above-mentioned, one two punch with each sip.
Good job 19 Crimes!
Oh and Snoop, if you’re reading this, hit me up on my Insta (honestwinereviews) and let me know what you thought of my review!
Snoop Dogg 19 Crimes Cali Red price $11.99.
Suggested Food Pairing
Pair this wine with an authentic Asian barbecued pork dish.