This new brand, from veteran winemaker Nils Venge and friends, is excellent despite the awful name. It achieves that elusive goal of joining bigtime, ripe fruit with subtlety and charm to produce a wine of complexity. The cassis, cherry and oak flavors hit strong, then settle down and let the balance take over.
A little too ripe, with jammy raspberry, cherry, blackberry and Dr. Pepper flavors that have a pie-filling sweetness. Other than that, structurally, the wine has smooth, ripe tannins and a lush coating of oak.