Slightly hazy at the dark, onyx-tinged core, this wine’s vaguely garnet rim suggests some development. The aromas are subdued and not super fresh, smelling of smashed field strawberries and black cherries. The palate is one-note: bitter blackberries. The drying tannins feel disjointed from the full body, with well-integrated acidic lift. The wine’s ripe fruit profile and light vanilla note would likely appeal to those looking for a casual sipper. Drink now through early 2018.
— Published (4/26/2017)