The nose offers dark aromas of black soil, black plum and caramel, with some noticeable sweetness to the fruit. What you experience on the nose is writ larger on the palate: black plum, and rustic, outdoorsy flavors. It’s ample in the mouth, a straight-shooting, easy-to-like wine.
Porty, blackberry aromas lead to off-dry flavors of cassis and blackberry. A soft-bodied, frothy wine for post-dinner, rather than during-dinner, enjoyment—cheese course, anyone? Imported by Atlanta Improvement Co.
The nose doesn’t show much more than faint notes of peach skin, which continue on the palate to join jarring but crisp citrus flavors on the finish. Taste it again, and the citrus goes the way of green apple. A good, basic Chard—one in which wood isn’t an intrusion. Imported by Atlanta Improvement Co.