Dark and woody, with toasty berry flavors and tons of coffee, toast and length to the finish. That all sounds fine and dandy, but the issue that keeps this wine from rising higher is overwrought, burning acidity. It just has too much zest and sizzle in the midpalate, and thus begs for food.
Perfumed but reticent, with simple apple and almond aromas and flavors. Feels a touch flat on the palate due to modest acidity, but for a basic New World Chardonnay it’s good. Drink right away for best results.
Opens with inviting green apple aromas before delivering citric, lemony flavors on a surprisingly soft frame that isn’t overloaded with scouring acidity. All this means the wine is ready to drink now; it has decent fruit with hints of lime and mineral.
Yellow Delicious apple and melon aromas start it off in a fruity direction, and the palate shows peach and pear flavors. With no oak, there’s no butter, toast or resin to speak of. There is, however, a sugary almost Riesling-esque quality to the wine. All in all, it’s unconventional but pretty good, with a nice bolt of acidity keeping it wide awake. Imported by T…
Fairly sweet berry and cassis aromas mix with some heat and alcohol, and then things settle down as bright but mildly rubbery cherry, cassis and raspberry fruit takes over. It’s a little astringent and stretched out, but it doesn’t try to do too much and thus is easy end enjoyable. Imported by Orvino Imports.
Rubbery red fruit carries the commonplace nose, followed by flavors of cherry, berry and spice. And while it seems soft at first, time allows for the tannins to pile up and become hard.
Made in a semisweet style, this smells almost dry, with notes of cheese and vanilla. On the palate, it’s simple, where the sugary flavors quickly emerge before fading away to almost nothing.