Coffee, toast, tea, raspberry, black cherry and spice are all up front here in this pretty, yet robust, Zin. It’s spicy bright, zippy on the palate and serves it all up on smooth tannins.
There are intense black cherry aromas, pure and simple, in this very dry and fairly tannic wine. Your tongue sticks to the palate while picks up a solid core of that cherry fruit. Doesn't seem like an ager, so its best to consume it early, with big, rich foods, and let those tannins and acids cut through the fats and oils.
A decent, common wine, the kind that’s kept the world going since time immemorial. Plenty of ripe cherry-berry flavors, clean, and meant for immediate consumption. Turns a bit rough and jagged in the finish.
An unusual blend of Sangiovese, Zinfandel and Nebbiolo, the name is Celtic for a mythological town under the sea. Unfortunately the wine has some very real problems, among them unevenly ripened grapes that put tea-like, green flavors right next to super-extracted fruity ones. It’s also awkwardly sweet. —S.H.