I didn't like this wine at first. Two years later I came to love it. The alcohol is no longer dominant, the wine has opened up, and the fruit has come forward. It is drinking very nicely for an $8/bottle wine.
So you might get the idea from my other tasting notes that I like everything I drink .. this is not the case lol.
I bought the 2009 Balance - Red Field Blend because of the write ups and their organic farming techniques. Unfortunately I intensely dislike this wine.
I cant get past the nose which honestly smells like they aged this in barrels filled with hay. The aroma was so repugnant to me that we opened up the second bottle thinking the first might have been corked.
Perhaps the nose disrupted my ability to taste however the wine also tasted like a barn smells. I hate to sound so negative but it was truly overpowering.
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