Black plum, black grape, fresh purple flowers, lavender and Dr. Pepper aromas show on the nose of this blend of 50% Zinfandel, 40% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Those somewhat primary flavors also show on the fruit-punch-like sip, with is candid and joyous but nearly cloying with sweetness. Sharp acidity rises on the finish. Matt Kettmann
Bottle Size750 ml
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