A pleasant, lightly grapefruity wine, with a lot of pucker to it. Deserves kudos for keeping the alcohol down where it should be (13%), and for making a food-friendly style with a clean, crisp finish.
Spicy and herbal, like a Châteauneuf-du-Pape, with lots of barrel scents and flavors following. There are baking spices aplenty, coconut, sandalwood, cinnamon and more. Hard to resist.
Snappy flavors of fresh, cinnamon-spiced Asian pears are the focus of the firm, tart fruit. Flavors remain light through the mid-palate, then tail off into a simple, lightly lemony finish.
There’s an odd smell of roasted peanuts under the citrusy fruit aromas, but once in the mouth the fruit takes over big time. It bursts forth, apples and lemons, and stays solid and unchanging into the tart finish.
Cherry fruit and plenty of chocolaty, mocha barrel flavors. Mainstream, clean and simple. The twin parts—fruit and oak—are like two halves of a sandwich, separate, equal, but unintegrated.