Indian Creek Garnet offers rich leather, spice and pepper on the nose and a balanced, savory blend of red fruit, pepper and warming spice on the palate. The tannins are smooth and the acidity good, though the wine could use food to soften its peppery character. Think spiced grilled ribs, burgers.
Cabernet Sauvignon (55%) Merlot (40%) and Cabernet Franc (5%) comprise this red blend from Idaho, named after the winemaker’s son. Soft spice and berry on the nose and toast, tobacco and berry on the palate are approachable and pretty.