Sonoma County, CA, 14.4% ABV
$7 at the Richmond, CA, store on 1 July
A number of wines from this producer have been popular here, so I thought I’d try this one. I think it’s very good, too.
This wine was not bad from first pour, but not very interesting. I thought it needed 2 – 2.5 hours in a decanter to become pleasurable. Then, it showed richer, ripe fruit of dark cherry, boysenberry, and purple grape, with a tinge of roses / violets (especially in the acid), and a little spice. The fruit darkened as the wine continued to air.
The next day, I liked the saved, single-glass, screwcap bottle better. All the flavors were more forward and integrated, more obviously complex, and with more oily mouthfeel. This is very good wine for $7.