If you have a friend who doesn’t get cool-climate Pinot, turn her on to this. It’s dry, balanced and wonderfully silky, with luscious varietal flavors of cherries, cola and woodspice, and a hint of rich cassis on the finish. It’s a lovely wine.
Light varietal aromas of roses and lychee are unfortunately unmatched on the palate, which is lean, acidic and unforgiving. Nevertheless, there are some pleasant spice notes on the finish.
Aromas of overripe strawberries make for an unappetizing first impression. Lightly sweet and low in acid, this blend of 95% Riesling and 5% Cabernet may hold some appeal as a picnic wine.