Dark Inky in color with a short reddish rim.
Fruity nose with black currants, blackberries, ripe figs, wood, spices, licorice, chocolates, mocha, caramel, light vanilla, tobacco, light alcohol and peppercorn.
Full-bodied and smooth with medium acidity and long legs.
Dry and fruity on the palate with blackberries, plums, cherries, currants, oak, vanilla, licorice, spices, chocolates, coke, coffee and peppercorn.
Long finish with very soft tannins and tangy cranberries.
This California Red Blend is always enjoyable. Well balanced and enjoyable by itself or with food. Still showing nice acidity and complexity.
It’s a non-vintage, but I held it for a couple of years so it must be 4 or 5 years old by now.
Good right out of the bottle and better as it opens up.
14.5% alcohol by volume.