Sunday, February 19, 2012
The scent was roses, earth, a little road tar and sweet fruit and there was nothing shy about the strength of that scent. The flavors were much the same with some warm spice thrown into the mix. The acid was great and the tannins were not in attack mode, they were in a caressing mode. The wine was soft, warm and inviting, but firm. With the food it was even better as it seemed to get better with each sip.
The wine looked most like a pinot noir in the glass and it was as elegant and smooth as a good Burgundy in the mouth. Fully mature but in no danger of going down hill. Sadly it was my only bottle of this wine.
13.5% alcohol and around $80.