A fleshy, meaty, soft, wine that is full of character and modestly priced. Fantastic cookout wine.
Dark blackish ruby with a slight violet tinge. Animated, ripe nose of meaty notes, ripe blackberries, and a combination of spice cake and warm crushed rocks and sandstone. Mouthfilling flavors, but fairly easy-going texture. Full body and lots of fine-grained tannins. Loads of pure blackberry skin fruit along with a very clingy, roasted herb/iodiney, minerals component that clings to the sides of the mouth. Long, pure finish. B+/A-. Was $12.99 at Whole Foods in Arlington/Clarendon. Imported by HB Wine Merchants, NY, NY.