Juicy and ripe yet zesty and bright—balance is the key to this deeply satisfying red blend. It's a lavishly fruity wine from nose to finish, wafting of sun-kissed plums and cherries. But the palate maintains a brisk, upright demeanor, boasting vibrant acidity and a fine persistent frame of tannins. The finish is supple and silky with just a hint of lingering nut skins.
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