Another lovely bottle. Full of dark, savage fruit, with pepper and tar notes. A wine that begs for meat, with the tannins quite noticeable, yet ameliorates with air. A bit more stuffing on the mid-palate would really make this sing. Good value wine.
Deep wine, with load of black fruits, tar and violets. Quite structured, with fine grained tannins that beg for decanting or cellar time. Good concentration, fine length. Wish I had the patience to age this. Nice value at $14.
Fairly ambitious wine for the price. Lots of dark fruits, like blackberry and plumbs. A bit of game and licorice as well, with some hefty tannins. This was much better on day two, when the tannins were softer. This seems like it could be a medium term ager.
The wine has a very deep purple color and an instant bouquet of dark cerries and fruits. It is very fruit forward , and medium to full bodied with a realtively long fruit driven finish. The wine is young and will balance out over the next year if you can wait to consume it. Great by itself and with food. The wine is a crowd pleaser now that will gain complexity.
This was a decent bottle of wine but lacked some maturity. The flavors have not fully mellowed so it was not as smooth as I prefer. I have another bottle in the cellar that will probably age another 2 years before I consume it.
Dark purple-red; wine coats the glass after a swirl and a sip. The taste, which I didn't particularly care for, had both a sweetness and a bitterness--kind of a plum-raisin laced with a dash of Suze liqueur and a hint of almost syrupy sugar. The wine is 90% mourvèdre, which probably means that I don't like a wine composed of so much mourvèdre. I'm going to wait a year on the next bottle and see what happens.