A touch stalky on the nose, but after that it gets things mostly right. The fruit aromas and flavors are subdued, with jammy raspberry notes leading the way. There’s no overt burn or grating feel, and that’s good with inexpensive, niche-filling concept wines like this. Fine if you’re expectations are modest.
Tommasi’s easy-going Romeo is a well-priced Italian red with fresh aromas of wild berries, blue flowers and slight shadings of sweet spice. Complete with a screw-cap closure, the wine would work well at picnics and informal lunches.
Prune and baked fruit aromas lead the bouquet, which brings some earth and leather. The palate is thick and full, with sweet, savory, roasted plum and berry flavors. Foresty, spicy notes drift onto the finish, but there’s also a flatness that keeps things restricted.
A little baked, warm and medicinal, but also an interesting and unique tasting wine. There’s a beefy, gummy weight to the palate, but also flavors of blackberry, herbs, soy sauce and brown sugar. Shows good points but rates out as a strange wine that confounds as much as it inspires.
The red wine companion to the excellent Two Vines Vineyard 10 White has got some stuffing, tannins and chewy, herbal flavors, but the fruit holds its own with flavors of wild plum and rhubarb.
This is a fresh and uplifting blend of Cabernet and Malbech with buoyant aromas of wild berry, cranberry, blueberry and tart exotic spice. It has a smooth texture and easy concentration with sweet fruit flavors on the close.
A better wine than the label’s varietal Garnacha, so it seems as though the Tempranillo brings character and elevation. Wild berry and cherry aromas mix in citrus and spice, while the palate is fruity, with pepper and soft spice flavors. Turns a touch tart and toward cranberry the longer it’s open.