Smells resiny and a touch chemical, with cornflakes and vanilla bean notes. The palate is resiny and dusty, with sweet, candied, vanilla-infused flavors that crowd out any fruit that might want to make a stand. Finishes with faux oak notes and more vanilla.
Hard and capped on the bouquet, with plastic aromas, dry oak, milk chocolate and mint. Feels resiny and cloying, with wood-led flavors and resin. Tastes bland and overoaked for what it is.
Aromas of mealy fruit are offset by scents of air freshener and barrel-derived cinnamon. This feels regular and round, with simple apple and wood-spice flavors. The finish tastes wheaty, with a plump feel.
This is light on the nose, where minerally lime scents are barely detectable. The mouthfeel is fresh but dilute, while flavors of lemon, green apple and tarragon end in simple fashion.
Deep purple in color, and soupy on the nose, with a strong hint of lemon. The palate is almost astringent due to elevated acidity, thus the balance of this Malbec-Cabernet Sauvignon-Bonarda blend is sketchy. Tastes more like grape juice than fine wine, with a hollow, tangy finish.
Bright and fruity, but low in acid and a touch funky, especially as it warms and opens. While chilled it'll show good raspberry and cherry aromas and flavors, but warming reveals cough syrup and some horsehide. Made from Malbec and Merlot.
Year after year this rosé fails to inspire. It’s flat and already a bit spent, with creamy strawberry fruit and little vital acidity. Tastes o.k., doesn’t offend, but won’t last long.