There's a brooding, dark quality that tempts the nose with hints of black fruit, coffee grounds and graham crackers on this Shenandoah Valley red. Savory in style with a dry, medium-bodied palate, the plum compote and dried herb flavors are not deeply concentrated but soft, fine-grained tannins and the dark, earthy finish are pleasant.
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