Attractive oaky aromas of wood smoke, black licorice and cedar float above rich notes of black currant and blackberry, with a bit of bell pepper adding nuance. Sweet spice and smoke flavors prevail on the palate alongside crushed-velvet tannins, ample acidity and a core of dark fruit. The long, spicy finish is plush, with a slightly herbaceous note.
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Fiona Adams’ excitement for wine was sparked at a young age by her father. Working in a handful of New York City wine shops and a stint in Long Island wine country, she developed her wine knowledge, eventually earning her Level 2 WSET certification. Joining Wine Enthusiast in 2014, Fiona hopes to share her passion for natural wines.