Deep, dark purple color. Must and forest floor combine with berries (blue and black predominate). Cedar and cassis and traditional bordeaux and Washington State profile flavors. It's been almost 3 years since I popped one of these and we really enjoyed it! This win ewill last a long time. Took a few hours to fully open.
Almost a fruit bomb but not quite. Lots of beautiful berries (raspberry especially). Nicely balanced and for $8.99 a steal. Needs some time perhaps but drinkable now. Great everyday value. Cocoa, spice, pepper. Just a nice little wine!
I don't know how to adequately rate this wine. It is a huge wine. The flavor is so deep and intense that it lingers for a long time on the palate. It brings mostly raspberry and lots of cherry and blackberry and strawberry and spice and tannins and mocha and cocoa and more.98 points at the California state fair this year, double gold. Is it a "real" 98 point wine? No. It's a fruit bomb with candy-like flavors of sorts, but for $17-18 it's an enjoyable one and it is not as disgustingly bomb-ish as, say, Molly Dooker. I enjoyed it yet it was disturbingly intense, if that makes sense. It's made by Oak Ridge Winery in Lodi that makes the truly awful Maggio line of supermarket wines. I liked this wine, I must admit, yet I am not sure I would buy it again. Had it with beef fajitas. Nice pairing with the spice.