Hints of earth and mushroom, soy sauce and brine add umami to succulent blackberry and cherry flavors in this Merlot-based Bordeaux blend. The palate is crisp with sour-cherry acidity, and finishes with bold, chunky tannins that linger. It's showing quite a bit of maturity already, so drink now with a quick decant.
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