Saturday, July 28, 2012 - 4th Saturday Group brown bagger (Rich & Dana's): Garnet color. Red and black fruit notes, also herbs/garrigue, with an earthy undertone. Develops a subtle vegetal quality as it sits. Medium-bodied with herbs, red fruit and pepper flavors. Guessed S. Rhone.
The vegetal note does have that wet hay/horse blanket quality (brettanomyces), though it wasn't too distracting here.