A spray of fragrant cherry blossoms lifts aromas of ripe black plum, toast and mushroom on this lush, layered red. Big, slightly scratchy tannins line a palate that's ripe with fruit, yet nuanced by earth and bramble. It's bold and unctuous through a moderately long finish.
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