Initial whiffs of smoke and green leaves blow off to reveal intense flower and white-pepper notes. Densely concentrated with blackberry and boysenberry flavors, this Long Island Blaufränkisch (with 25% Dornfelder) is taut and crisp with acidity and crushed-stone minerality. A fresh herb note and a hint of bay leaf lend a savory tone to the finish. Delicious.
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