At 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, it adds only a slight herbaceous note to this wine's aromas. The Shiraz component dominates, providing intense sour plum and cracked pepper notes. It's full-bodied and dense, packed with plum, olive and spice flavors and surprisingly long on the finish.
There’s plenty of vanillin and cedary oak in this wine, but it’s easily balanced by impressive levels of cassis and blackberry fruit. The texture in the mouth is creamy and supple, and the finish is long and vanilla-laden but silky, without any harsh wood tannins. The blend is 89% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Malbec, with bits of Petit Verdot and Merlot.
The mouthfeel on this Langhorne Creek Shiraz is full and slightly tart; the palate shows tart, rich blackberry, anise and cedar. Sandwich that between a complex bouquet of plum, cocoa and deep blackberry, and a lengthy, minerally finish, and, well, you’ve got some drinking to do tonight.
Bold and powerful, Bleasdale’s Malbec stands up to some of the best Argentine and French examples of Malbec, delivering plum and cassis flavors tinged with mint and vanilla. It’s not very elegant or long, but it packs in the flavor.
The Potts family of Langhorne Creek continues to turn out some mighty tasty and mighty affordable red wines. This round, supple blend features slightly minty notes, cassis fruit and a touch of vanilla. Easy to drink and enjoy, now–2012.
This wine pretty much epitomizes Langhorne Creek’s regional characteristics, offering a silky texture and minty nuances. Cedary oak adds some needed structure to this easy-drinking, chocolaty Shiraz. Drink now–2015.
Smells great, with smoke, pie crust and black pepper accenting rich blueberry fruit. But in the mouth, the nuances get muddled in the huge blackberry and blueberry fruit. Rich through the middle palate, it drops off a bit on the short, warm finish.
After spending 15 months in American oak, this wine shows plenty of vanilla and maple syrup shadings alongside cola, earth and leathery notes. It's pleasantly full-bodied, with soft tannins, but also a rather tart, tangy finish. Drink now.