Silverdale, WA 13% alc. (Purchased on 10/2/13)
Clear deep ruby; after about an hour of air time, the nose shows some very pleasant aromatics of dark plum, espresso and a little bit of forest floor. In the mouth, it’s more tannic than I’ve had expected with decent acidity and flavors of black coffee, black currant, dark plum and black raspberry. Slight bitterness and lingering tannins in the finish. Not terribly complicated, but for three dollars, it’s a pretty tasty red and shows good bang for your buck. Hearty enough to pair with a thick, juicy steak. But one word of caution: I finished my bottle two days later and everything had dropped out…the fruit and the tannins. So try to finish the bottle the day it’s opened (tough work, but you can handle it!).