Exotic spice and bramble notes accent rich, ripe aromas of blackberry preserves on this perfumed Bordeaux-style red. A blend of Cabernet Franc and Merlot, there's a plush, primary fruitiness to the palate, but it's elegantly structured with bright cranberry acidity and finely-grained tannins that add texture to the finish.
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