An amber-brown colored brew, aged in French and American oak wine barrels for over two years with brettanomyces, and Merlot and Zinfandel grapes added. Prominent aromas of horse blanket, wet hay and earth backed by notes of rhubarb, vinegar, sour cherry, wine-soaked oak and tart red grapes. The mouth is as intense as the nose but with more of the oak notes along with leather, grapefruit and barely ripe stone fruit. With high effervescence and bracing acidity, everything is perfectly balanced and integrated. Finishes dry with a hint of lingering sweetness and soft tannins.
American Wild Ale
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).