A Cab/Merlot blend that’s ripe and alluring, with easygoing but still power-packed aromatics. Flavors of cassis, black cherry and raisin are full-bore, and the chocolaty finish scores. Balanced and correct. Imported by T.G.I.C. Importers.
A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot that’s outright fruity, with earthy aromas of leather, forest floor and barnyard. The palate, however, runs light, with red fruit and a hint of tomato. Healthy but lightweight on the finish. Laudable for its fresh qualities and undeniable brightness.
A bit of volatility and jamminess is acceptable here because overall the wine is good. The nose mixes graphite and cassis with leather and earth to give a sense of good things to come, while the palate is snappy and properly tannic, with nice black cherry, plum and chocolate flavors. Solid and sturdy; 60% Cabernet and 40% Merlot.