This blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot frm various sections of Napa is a rustic wine and pretty tannic too. By “rustic” I mean it’s like a Shaker chair, simple and fundamental. That can be just fine in the right place. It has flavors of black and green tea and blackberries and is very dry.
A blend from all over the valley, it brings to mind blackberries and cassis, and earthier notes of chocolate and tobacco. This is a good wine, but it’s seriously overpriced. It lacks the layers of refinement you’re entitled to expect. There’s a syrupy feeling in the mouth, and the finish is rough and bitter.
Lightweight in fruit flavors, the wine banks on toasty oak to give it structure. Somewhat herbal and bright, the fruit flavors lean toward cherry and raspberry. Finish is moderate in length, with a hint of vanilla and toast.