750ml; PnP; Semi-translucent crimson color, aromas of Strawberry and cherry, anise, baking spice; flavors of baked cherries, strawberry, spices, and a little bit of saddle leather. Nice flavorful wine - still need a couple years to mellow out and integrate further. This is a nice, fruity but not overbearing wine.
750ml; Decanted 15 minutes ;-). A semi-transparent rusty red color, appears light-thin; sweet aromas of butter toffee taffy; tight but bright palate including strawberry, cinnamon spice, slight anise, cedarish fine tannins. Interesting wine, a bit hard to decipher after the previous zinfandel. Nice enough.
Popped and poured, was a bit disappointed as it was sweeter than I like. But, after I let breathe about 30 mins while cooking dinner, it completely changed. Many more flavors emerged and it's flat out fantastic. Big rich flavors with touches of herbs and a finish that goes on. I want more.
I had this with a cheese plate on 3/25/14. It had a ripe and subtle bouquet of black cherry, sage, dried herb and cola aromas. The palate was rich, dry and very drinkable with a bit of heat and flavors that followed the nose.
I continue to be impressed by the offerings of Tor Kenward and Jeff Ames. An absolutely drinkable wine with bright red fruit and rose petals on the nose. Lingering fruit and a hint of spice and almond on the palate. This QPR on this wine is very high. Given the great texture and flavor why aren't more wineries bottling Grenache as a single varietal?
Moderate plus viscosity and moderate plus concentration to the soft red core that fades to a thick watery rim. After air time, hot brick aromas meet herbaceous and road tar notes with red fruit as the follow-up aromas. sage, thyme, cherry, currant, wood and dried strawberry. On the palate this medium bodied red carries moderate+ alcohol, and a bit of warmth from start to finish. The acidity is moderate as are the drying tannins. Complex flavors of cherry, cooked strawberry, currant preserves, sage, thyme, bramble, spice, hot brick and tar. The mid palate intensity is where this wine shines before sailing into the finish which is long and complex letting the flavors linger with a touch of heat. Should improve with time.