This wine has notable attributes, but also some drawbacks. Initial aromas are tarry and rubbery, although these temper with air into something more resembling tree bark. The bulk of the flavors are dark notes of coffee, earth and prune, although a streak of tart berries stands out, becoming dominant on the tart, fresh finish.
Slightly brassy in color, this Riesling is already showing a touch of age to its aromas and flavors as well. There’s hints of smoke and petrol to go with flavors of orange marmalade and honey. Finishes with orange and spice notes. Drink now.
Already shows some slight bricking at the rim, with herbal, leathery overtones and chocolate and molasses bass notes. The texture is soft and creamy, but the finish is tangy and crisp. Pleasant enough, but its future is uncertain; drink now.
A somewhat disjointed effort that features dried fruit—date and prune—and molasses flavors but also citrusy acids and smoky, herbal, peppery scents. Shows plenty of concentration and intensity, but not all parts are working in harmony.
Has aromas of anise gumdrop, chocolate and coconut. On the palate, black plum and blackberry fruit tastes slightly underripe. Not a fleshy, generous red. 85% Cab, 15% Shiraz. Imported by Joshua Tree Imports.