The nose and palate of this Croatian red blend drip with syrupy sweet red fruit, powdered sugar and mocha. High acidity adds freshness, and 12 months in American oak gives the wine a pleasant cherry vanilla character, but there's an overall clumsiness to it that could use some fine tuning.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org