Foggy, straw color. Citrus and yeast notes on the nose, with a faint hit of witch hazel. Initial flavor of lemon peel is followed by grapefruit, kumquat, yeast, and grape stem, with crushed rock and honey on a medium finish. Very small bubbles support a quite bright mouthfeel.
The Ford of wines, 7 DS is a consistent, if not outstanding table wine. Like a Ford, it will always deliver and isn't as finicky as the more exotic creations. Deep red to plum color, nose of bacon, leather, plum and just a slight hit of chlorine upon opening. Tannins are moderately firm and supports subdued flavors of dried cherry, saddle leather, stone fruit, pear and perhaps butterscotch. Look, this is not a special occasion wine, but you shouldn't dismiss it as "unworthy". It's a decent, dependable table wine that, when paired well with a good food, will provide a pleasant quaff and impress your less experienced friends. Enjoy.
One of our favorite domestics, Les Pavots is a dependable delight. Deep plum color with a floral nose, accented by notes of ripe, dark berry, vanilla and dark chocolate. Flavors of dark berry preserves, leather, cigar box and tart cherry abound, yet the overall impression seems to be of a more fruit forward wine. I suspect this may be merely a building phase that will pass. Suggest you wait a bit before enjoying, as this will undoubtedly show more elegance and structure with age.