After a bit of searching through a blanket of coffee and cocoa, fresh red currant and plum show on the nose. A solid concentration of crunchy red and black berries meets an enlivened vein of pencil lead, with pleasantly bitter cocoa lingering on the finish. There's a nice balance of plushness, medium-grained tannin and persistent acidity, making this wine easily enjoyable now.
Formerly working in the Finger Lakes wine region of upstate New York, Peartree's passion for terroir-expressive products, which spans from wine to cider and tea, is only rivaled by his love of canoeing and hiking. He prefers to focus on wines from Virginia, Michigan, Texas and other smaller U.S. regions, as well as domestic and international cider.