Stolpman 2016 Hair of the Bear Red (Ballard Canyon)

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Illogical alchemy happens when Roussanne (25% in this case) is thrown in with dark grapes like Petite Sirah: the purple wine actually gets darker thanks to the white grape's oily grip. This well-named bottling shows black currant, Concord grape, blackberry juice and crushed lilacs on the deep and hearty nose, while the palate is driven by ripe and roasted black plums, finishing with hints of maple syrup, brown sugar and gingerbread spice. Matt Kettmann

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