A bit lactic and green on the nose, but only at first. With time, it becomes more floral and expressively fruity. Feels compact and chewy, with dark-berry flavors offset by chocolate and peppery spice. Finishes with coffee, chocolate and crusty accents.
This blend of Syrah, Carmenère, Cab Franc and Petit Verdot comes in at a higher level than many. Dark chocolate, almond candy and black fruit work the nose, while the palate is sizable and full of plum and dark berry flavors. Both the oak and acidity are up there, so expect power and a few loose edges as it seeks its sweet spot.
Super dark and dense, with black fruit, marzipan and mossy aromas. Feels tight and grabby, with firm tannins and dark, smoky flavors of blackberry, espresso and pepper. Turns harder and overtly tannic as it opens; needs food to show its best side.
Brightly tinted to purple, with black cherry, graphite and surity to the nose. The palate pushes lively black cherry, cassis, plum and licorice, while the finish is lush and persistent. With no Cab or Merlot in the mix, this tasty five-grape blend leans on Syrah for its foundation. Imported by Global Vineyard Importers.
Solid, dark, acidic and tannic wine made from five red grapes. The nose deals cola, olive, leather and undefined saucy aromas, which are backed by flavors of red fruits, herbs and olive. Finishes with a wave of red fruit flavor but also tough, grabby, lasting tannins. Drink now through 2013.
This is big and dark on the nose, but also kind of generic. It feels round, flush and tannic, with blackberry, chocolate and a mild bitterness to the palate. The wine finishes big and chewy, but there’s a persistent, controlled bitterness to the flavor profile.
Red fruit aromas are common and clean, with ample oak and spice on the side. The palate is flush, juicy and quite tannic, with berry, cola, mocha and toasty oak flavors along with a tough, grippy feel. A five-grape blend that’s forceful, fully oaked and tannic.
This wine has a fairly compact and closed nose, with black fruit and spiced plum aromas that are common for the variety. This is compact, firm and hard on the tongue, with dark fruit and roasted meat flavors that are marked by some bitterness. The finish tastes and feels toasted and narrow.