A bit of berry, raisin and spice on the nose lead into a red sparkling wine that offers body, structure, sweetness and acidity on the palate. Do the earthy flavors of Cabernet marry well with acidity and zip? It's somewhat tricky. The wine overall has trouble with harmony, though the berry, spice and wood flavors are good.
Reviews wines from Greece and Cyprus.
Executive Editor Susan Kostrzewa joined Wine Enthusiast in 2006, when she moved from Sonoma, California, to Manhattan. Kostrzewa has written and edited wine, food and travel stories for the past 14 years, and oversees all editorial direction of Wine Enthusiast Magazine and WineMag.com, in addition to the tasting programs. Kostrzewa co-edited the Wine Enthusiast Wine & Food Pairings book and has co-authored numerous books on wine and travel in her career. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org