Notes of dried dark berry, leathery spice, sweet tobacco and chocolate-covered cherry fill the nose of this wine. The satiny texture pairs well with the dusty tannins, and additional flavors of prune, sweet smoke and fresh caramel linger through the medium-length finish.
Superripe Grenache gives this fortified dessert wine (16% alcohol) distinctly chocolaty overtones, but there’s also an overripe note of prunes. Despite that, it doesn’t pack the alcoholic punch or massive weight of Port, making it relatively easy to drink, with an affinity for chocolate desserts.
This is a bright pink—really almost a light red-purple—in color, and you should drink it as if it were a light red, just slightly chilled so that it's expansive plum and black cherry fruit is accentuated. Equally at home with burgers or grilled chicken.
A Grenache, Syrah, Mourvèdre blend that has good points, like its hickory nose, tight structure and decent country fruit but also some weak notes like saucy flavors, heavy tannins and a grapy, grippy feel. It’s the type of wine that you want to be very good but which isn’t quite up to it.
A bit heavy for a rosé, with slightly jammy scents of cooked cherries and berries. Picks up some hints of chocolate on the palate and finish. Best just cooler than room temperature, not ice-bucket cold.