This kitchen-sink blend of red grape varieties balances fresh, ripe black cherry and berry notes with nuanced layers of smoke, earth and bramble. It's concentrated on the palate with rich, juicy fruit but quite rigid with tannins still. It's pleasant to drink now, but structured enough to improve through 2019.
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