Off-dry, with initial flavors of orange candy and a slight medicinal graininess. It develops some honeyed lemon in the midpalate, and smoothes into a pleasant-drinking, low alcohol and high acid Riesling.
Bold and dark, this Cabernet from Idaho producer Snake River Winery has elements of black cherry, herbs and vanilla on the nose and on the palate and is smooth without being flabby. A bold-flavored wine with ample tannins and body mean this could age a little, too.
This is a wine that has seen a bit of beneficial ageing, witness its tawny hue and aromas of mushrooms, leather and smoked sausage. The palate is juicy with hunger-inducing flavors of chocolate and graham cracker. Drink now to 2012.
A pretty nose of blackberry and cinnamon rolls into full, luscious flavors of juicy berries and spice in this inky purple treat. The wine offers balanced flavors and enough tannins to give it heft, but overall, it’s easy drinking and appealing. A nice effort from a region showing an evolving talent for reds.
A heavy dose of honey and apricots is the character of this 100% estate grown Riesling. On the palate, it’s thick and semisweet, but the finish is relatively clean and long. A good choice for fans of the sweeter whites.