Ripe blackberry and cassis notes seem glazed with bluebery jam in this rippling but light-footed Lemberger. It doesn't exhibit the grape variety's characteristic staunchness of acidity and tannins, but a refreshing squirt of sour-cherry acidity brightens the midpalate. Drink now through 2018.
Anna Lee C. Iijima joined Wine Enthusiast in 2010. A former attorney turned beverage devotee, she holds a Diploma in Wine and Spirits from the Wine & Spirit Education Trust and is a student in the Masters of Wine Program. She is also an Advanced Sake Professional of the Sake Education Council with an enduring love for saké and shochu.Email: email@example.com