Meaty and leathery opening aromas bring spice, herbs and a bit of everything. It’s clacky and tannic on the palate, which shows good acidity and lightly herbal flavors of tomato, red berry and spice. Turns more herbal and oaky on the dry finish. Very nice and solid, but a bit herbal tasting.
Blackberry, tobacco and balsamic aromas lean slightly towards vinegar, and there’s a distinct tangy quality to the palate. Otherwise, the wine is very nice, with plum and blackberry flavors. Tobacco notes reappear on the finish along with toasty oak. Will do best with food.
For a winery in only its second year of production, this is a solid effort, matching smoky, meaty qualities with intense cherry, plum and tea notes. Firm on the finish; try with lamb or beef.
More heavy and ripe than expected, with a creamy, almost lactic nose. Round on the palate, with plum and black-cherry fruit. Good acidity and overall balance keep it afloat. Finishes with coffee, chocolate and spice. Not a world beater but good.