This opens with lots of spice, tart and light red fruits and some strongly herbal tannins. There is a big wash of sweet baking spice, source unknown, that offsets the stemmy and herbal quality of the fruit.
A nice, rich Syrah, if you like full-throttle fruit, and the price ain’t bad. Explodes with young, jammy cherry, blackberry, raspberry, tangerine and Fig Newton flavors, with a decadent edge of chocolate fudge.
Like Burgundian Aligoté, Jed Steele’s version is sharp and lean, probably best used in a traditional kir (add crème de cassis and drink). The flavor profile is sharp and tart, offering just some lemon and orange pith. The basic finish is lengthy as it deals flavors of lemon and white peach. Interestingly, this wine has some overt oaky notes. Overall it’s kind of…
A full, grapefruity wine that offers lots of power but not much nuance. Very forward, it presses its cause aggressively. By no means a sipper, it’s still plenty competent to wash down grilled chicken or pasta salad.
Takes a lot of character from the barrels it was aged in, with butterscotch, caramel and pine notes dominating the juicy grape flavors. Displays a real dichotomy of sweet oak and tart fruit flavors on the finish. Odd, but pretty good if you like the style.