A Beringer Blass partner, and quite a success. Medium-soft in the mouth, with pineapple, pear and apple aromas and flavors. It has good length on the finish, where it picks up some toast nuances. In spite of its fruit-driven profile, this isn’t a sweet, insipid wine. Better than many wines we sampled that were twice the price.
This wine is very sweet and soft, and not at all my style, but I have no doubt that it a very large audience. Aromas are sweet, like a coconut candy bar; flavors are similarly candied—like chocolate and fruit ganache.
This brand's Chardonnay was a Best Buy, but its Merlot wasn't quite as enjoyable. Though the Merlot's style will surely have its fans, this reviewer found its flavors (chocolate-covered raisins, or cookies?) a little too sweet. Aromas are of scone dough and dried fruit.