Winemaker: Bruce Jack. A curious blend of 83% Tinta Barocca, 8.5% Barbera and 8.5% Monastrell, this is winemaker Bruce Jack's play on considering your, and his, "comfort zone." It's rich, robust and full, brimming with ripe black berries, boysenberry preserves, Baker's chocolate, tree bark, black tea and dried iris. Despite all this richness, there's remarkable freshness and mineral lift to the palate, as well as velvety tannins to lend supporting structure. Overall, it's big and bold, but balanced and promising; delicious now, but try after 2021 to see added maturity.
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Reviews wines from South Africa and Languedoc-Roussillon.
Buzzeo joined Wine Enthusiast Magazine
in 2006 as a tasting coordinator, and eventually became Tasting Director and Senior Editor, previously responsible for overseeing all aspects of the tasting and review program. Most recently, Buzzeo assumed the role of Managing Editor. Since coming to Wine Enthusiast
, she has made it one of her personal missions to promote the acceptance of cross-drinking, encouraging everyone to embrace finely crafted libations across all beverage categories. Buzzeo is also an avid homebrewer and a member of the AHA (American Homebrewers Association).