Balistreri vineyards American Carignan 2018, Colorado

Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Strong nose of cherries, raspberries, fresh strawberries, spices, light wood, tobacco, herbs, light vegetables, pencil lead, black pepper and earth.

Medium plus in body and elegant, with medium plus acidity.

Dry on the palate with strawberries, raspberries, citrus, pomegranates, tobacco, light wood, earth, herbs, spices, dark coffee and peppercorn.

Medium plus on the finish with fine grained tannins and pomegranates.

Here is another interesting wine from Colorado. Showing a great nose, although still young. Tangy and elegant with a nice mouthfeel, and nice complexity. Alcohol is already nicely integrated.

I let it open up for an hour in a decanter. Has potential to age nicely in the next 5 to 7 years.

A very nice food wine that needs a few years to mature and come to its own. I paired it with a charcuterie board of meats and cheeses.

Grapes actually come from Amador County in California, and are hand-picked and fermented on their own yeast. Aged in American Oak barrels. Unfiltered and unfined.

15% alcohol by volume.

89 points.


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