Round on the palate, with a nose of violets and black cherry, this wine offers full blackberry flavors and a good body. Ends bigger than expected, closing with medium to full tannins. An easy to understand and very likable wine. Best Buy.
Grapefruit and lime aromas and flavors play nicely against melon and dry stone fruits here. Medium weight and well balanced, this well put together package shows a nice nuttiness, some texture and a fairly full finish.
The nose is mildly pickled, most likely a result of American oak barrels, but overall the wine is pretty and easygoing. The flavors of sugar beet and plum skin are good, and the tannic body ensures that it’s not a lightweight eager to be knocked out in the early rounds. Best Buy.
Pungent aromas of pineapple, passion fruit and grapefruit are so untamed that they run wild. The mouth deals tangerine and other citrus, which broken down is a lot like chewable vitamins. Very racy and acid-packed, and more boisterous than subtle.
On the nose, it’s floral and sweet, with a sticky quality to the fruit. In the mouth, it’s like lemon-lime soda, with some bitter green melon thrown in. And the feel is thin and acidic. A tangy, lean rendition of this potentially interesting variety.
Aromas of leather and spice are okay, but thrown in are some sweaty notes and a whiff of green. Flavors of apple skin and pie cherry are lean for Cabernet, while the tight, leathery finish is sharp. Shows flashes of quality but also flaws.