March 2012 - US - Bordeaux Varietals & Blends

This month's Wine feature is US - Bordeaux Varietals & Blends Wines
US - Bordeaux Varietals & Blends Reviews
197878
Heitz
2007 Martha's Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep garnet black color. Dense aromas of eucalyptus, chocolate toffee, mint jelly and cassis pie with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a long, elegant, and evolving finish with a notes of craisin, spice, vanilla, and sandalwood. An amazingly balanced and flavorful Napa cabernet.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197738
Jarvis
2006 Reserve, Estate Grown, Cave Fermented Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep garnet black color. Aromas of chocolate, dried currants, baklava, bacon fat, and fleur de sal with a satiny, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, tangy, chocolate covered orange peel, vanilla and cedar finish. A delicious, elegant cabernet.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197679
Sagebrush Annie’s
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bright fruity blueberry cobbler and vanilla aromas with a tangy, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a concentrated, flourish of tangy fruity, Asian spices, and nuts. A rich, almost decadent, delicious cabernet.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197739
Jarvis
2008 Estate Grown, Cave Fermented Petit Verdot
Dark purple black color. Rich aromas of huckleberries, mulberries, and dried currants with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a polished, craisin, plum pit, cedar, and mineral finish. Rather like a reserved claret style zinfandel.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197713
Amizetta Vineyards
2005 "Vigneto", Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich earthy aromas of dried eucalyptus, dried blueberry, beeswax, and mint jelly with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a eucalyptus incense, nutshell, cedar,and peppercorn accented finish. Exotically delicious.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197676
Martin Estate
2008 Collector's Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep garnet color. Rich milk chocolate covered cassis and nuts, vanilla mint fudge, peppery spice with a hint of seared pork fat with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and long, silky peppercorn, peach-apple pie, and flower patch accented finish. A classic Napa cab with a unique twist.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197740
Jarvis
2008 Estate Grown, Cave Fermented, "Lake William Blend" Napa Valley
Pure mulberry and boysenberry aromas and flavors with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, vanilla bean, olive skin, peppery spice and earth nuanced finish. Very complex and expressive in a class oak frame.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197195
Louis M. Martini
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Garnet color. Lush aromas of mocha cream, raspberry pie a la mode, and toffee with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, resonant apple and pencil shaving accented finish. A delicious, well-crafted cabernet for all occasions.
93 points $18 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197680
Sagebrush Annie’s
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Garnet. Aromas and flavors of cassis, milk chocolate, pickling spice and pencil shavings with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, tangy, plush plum and peppery spice accented finish. Rich and delicious.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198072
Reynolds Family Winery
2008 "Persistence" Napa Valley
Deep ruby black color. Interesting aromas of chocolate rice crispy, singed herbs, blackberry gelato, and grilled pineapples with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long, mouthwatering finish with a notes of oak spice, cherry, and earth. Great complexity, flavor, and vibrancy.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197877
Heitz
2007 Bella Oaks Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep garnet color. Aromas of cocoa dusted nougat, peach-berry pie crust and orange-ginger marmalade with a silky, fruity medium-full body and a bright, red and black berry and Asian spiced nut finish. Superb vibrancy and flavor.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198073
Reynolds Family Winery
2008 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Chocolate graham cracker, spicy cassis jam, and honeycomb aromas with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a creme brulee, boysenberry gelato, walnut and baking spice finish. Delicious, mouthwatering and versatile.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198132
Purlieu
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep garnet purple color. Aromas of chocolate malt, vanilla, berry pie, and toffee with a supple dryish medium-to-full and a craisin, pencil shaving, baked apple, brown spice, and earth with chewy tannins. Very nicely balanced and elegant.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197737
Jarvis
2007 Estate Grown, Cave Fermented Cabernet Sauvignon
Garnet black color. Exotic aromas of grilled peppers, aloe, cassis, peppercorns, pewter, and dried meat with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a graceful kiwi, cedar, cocoa, and pickling spice nuanced finish. Uniquely flavorful and rich.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197727
Pend d’Oreille
2009 Lawrence Vineyard, Meyer Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of chocolate smore, raspberry tart, and creme brulee with a silky fruity medium-to-full body and a zesty, polished chocolate milkshake finish. A very tasty and appetizing wine that is sure to please.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197896
Avalon
2010 Merlot
Garnet color. Aromas of chocolate covered cherries and caramelized bacon with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a zesty, smoothly balanced vanilla kissed finish. Very tasty and poised.
92 points $14 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197795
Calcareous Vineyards
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep purple color. Aromas of chocolate, honeycomb, and dried currants with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a wonderfully balanced and tangy mixed berry and peppery spice finish. A gusty cab that will appeal to zin lovers.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197734
Heritage
2010 Estate Reserve, BDX Outer Coastal Plain
Dark ruby color. Attractive aromas of currants, toffee, cedar, and peppercorn with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium body and a crisp, savory chocolate craisin and tomato relish accented finish. A wonderfully flavorful and seamless sipper or table wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197782
Midsummer Cellars
2009 Clark-Claudon Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of chocolate covered rice crispy and berry pie with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a zippy, cocoa dusted craisin, kiwi jam, and peppery spiced nut finish. Very tasty and zesty for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197784
Midsummer Cellars
2009 Tomasson Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of chocolate covered espresso bean, dried currant, and crispy bacon with a silky fruity medium-full body and a zesty chocolate orange, nut, and mint snap on the mouthwatering finish. A fantastically appetizing cabernet.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198071
Reynolds Family Winery
2008 Estate Select Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of cherry and pistachio gelatos, pink peppercorn, and baking chocolate with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, chewy, pomegranate sorbet, starfruit, cedar and earth finish. Very nicely composed and delicious.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197894
Avalon
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of dried bacon and honeyed cherries with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a chewy cedar, apple, chocolate, pomegranate and peppery spice finish. Very tasty and will be great at the table.
91 points $10 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197681
Capay Valley Vineyards
NV Estate Bottled Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas and flavors of chocolate mint, menthol, and blueberry jam with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a snappy cherry, licorice and mint accented finish. An immensely fun and flavorful, shiraz-like cabernet that is sure to please.
91 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197846
Alexander Valley Vineyards
2009 Wetzel Family Estate Merlot
Complex aromas of spiced plum, cherry, cocoa, and waxy honeycomb with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, savory spiced apple and earth driven finish with fine, chewy tannins. A great balanced choice for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197730
Tomasello
2007 Petit Verdot
Deep garnet black. Aromas of tomato vine, soy, cranberry and pork rind with a supple, dryish medium body and a thyme, pepper, ink and lavender accented finish with fine tannins. A rustic, unique and fun table wine; try with goulash.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197094
RoxyAnn
2008 Claret Rogue Valley
Garnet color. Aromas of creamy spicy nougat and dried berry chutney with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, blackberry tart and crunchy apple finish. Very appealing as a sipper or table wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197657
Amizetta Vineyards
2009 Terraced Hillside Estate, "Complexity" Napa Valley
Dark ruby black color. Vibrant aromas of cassis, blueberry cobbler, and eucalyptus with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a firm, crunchy tannin finish with notes of cedar, apple and vanilla. Deliciously lively.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197754
Anemoi
2009 "Boreas" Grand Valley
Rich aromas of berry pie a la mode, dusty brown spices, and smoked bacon with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a chewy, tangy, peppery spice and mulberry chutney finish with firm tannins. A wonderfully rich, well oaked red.
91 points $39.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197796
Chateau St. Croix
2008 "3 Barrel Red" California
Aromas of chocolate covered graham crackers, brown spice, and cherry sorbet with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, chewy, herbal tea, cocoa, cedar, and peppery spice finish. A powerful, delicious, age-worthy red.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197802
Ledson
2008 "Ti Amo" Knights Valley
Deep garnet black color. Fruity aromas of chocolate raspberry, creme brulee, peppercorn and toasty cedar with a supple fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a pomegranate gelato, cedar, olive and firm tannin finish. Flavorfully structured for the table, especially grilled meats.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197895
Avalon
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep amethyst color. Chocolate cherry, graham cracker, and vanilla fondant aromas with a satiny fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a long raspberry pie a la mode and crunchy tannin finish. A real crowd pleaser with great flavor and structure.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197799
Forchini
2009 Estate, "BeauSierra" Bordeaux Style Red Wine Dry Creek Valley
Earthy aromas and flavors of sautéed berries and mushroom are very reminiscent of Bordeaux and follow through with a supple dryish medium-to-full body and a long, complex clay, cedar, damp forest floor and peppery spice accented finish. A delightful Old World styled table wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197804
Isaac Smith
2009 Red Reserve New Jersey
Deep ruby black color. Rich aromas of creamy vanilla, berry pie, and pickling spices with a soft, tart and tangy medium body with a nice solid core of chewy berry fruit and a nutty praline, spice and earth accented finish. Very nice.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198039
Mario Perelli-Minetti
2008 Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of chocolate fondue, floral honey, dried currant, and cedar embers with a satiny fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and and a tangy, roasted nut and peppery charcoal dust finish. Very smooth and inviting.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197751
Canyon Wind
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Red brick color. Aromas of cranberry jelly, cracked pepper, dried tropical fruits and roasted nuts with a silky, dryish medium body and a salty pickle, cedar dust, and tangy currant accented finish. An excellent, lively, balanced table wine.
90 points $25.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197731
Tomasello
2007 Oak Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Rich savory aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts, roasted tomato, sautéed olives, and forest floor with a dry medium-to-full body and a tangy, chewy, cedar and peppercorn accented finish. A wonderfully dry Old World styled table wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197656
Amizetta Vineyards
2009 Terraced Hillside Estate Merlot
Deep garnet color. Rich aromas of eucalyptus, juniper, cardamom and plum chutney with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a plump chocolate covered berry and spice finish. Delicious and lively.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197783
Midsummer Cellars
2009 Cañon Creek Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Lush buttery aromas of chocolate caramel candy bar and dried cherries with a rich, satiny dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, chocolate covered berry, vanilla buttercream, and citrus accented finish with fine, earthy tannins. Very attractive.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197658
Amizetta Vineyards
2009 Terraced Hillside Estate Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of cassis, vanilla peppermint bark, and pickle with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, spicy poached pear, cedar, and earth accented finish with fine, chewy tannins.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197857
Jarvis
2007 Estate Grown, Cave Fermented Cabernet Franc
Deep garnet purple color. Dense aromas of raisins, creme brulee, cocoa, and beeswax candle with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a rich, chewy, cigar tobacco and salted nut finish. Delicious and fine tuned for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197728
Pend d’Oreille
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep garnet color. Aromas mocha buttercream, raspberry pie, and peppery spices with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a toasty, praline and earth accented finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197779
Lynfred
2008 Petit Verdot
Attractive aromas of huckleberry pie, clay, and vanilla mint fudge with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and polished, grilled pear and spice accented finish.
89 points $25.25
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197671
Penns Woods
2005 Reserve Merlot
Ruby black-brown color. Aromas and flavors of cherry, plums, cocoa and embers with lively, fruity-yet-dry medium body and spiced apple, damp earth, nutskin, and peppercorn snaps on the juicy finish. Nice zesty complexity for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197849
Star Lane Vineyard
2007 Estate Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara
Deep garnet purple. Floral aromas of dried tea leaves and apricots, beeswax candle, and blackberry pie with a satiny dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tangy, orange marmalade, cedar, and earth accented finish with fine, chewy tannins. Nicely styled and structured.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198070
Reynolds Family Winery
2008 Merlot
Chocolate covered cherry aromas with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a zippy, dried apple and pear and spiced nut finish. A fresh flavorful sipper or table wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197522
Akóma Zoúme
2008 Mountain Terraces Vineyard, "Apollo" Cabernet Sauvignon
Garnet color with a red brick rim. Aromas chocolate milkshake, red currants, and vanilla toffee with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a zesty, mocha and peppery spice accented finish. A very nice table wine with excellent acidity and balance.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197850
Andrew Geoffrey
2005 Cabernet Sauvginon
Ruby black color. Layered aromas of ink, cherry schnapps, chocolate custard, and faint acetone with a tangy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a craisin, bourbon barrel, and pepper driven finish with woody, chewy tannins. A big shouldered wine that will improve with cellaring.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197659
Amizetta Vineyards
2009 "Vigneto", Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby garnet color. Bright mint and eucalyptus and spicy currant chutney aromas with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-full body and a sandalwood, cedar, spiced apple and pink peppercorn accented finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197714
Amizetta Vineyards
2006 "Vigneto", Estate Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby color. Aromas of chocolate covered graham cracker, dried cherry, and peppermint fudge with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy chocolate craisin, apple and nut finish with chewy tannins. Powerful and brooding, give this some time.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197803
Ledson
2006 "Cépage" Sonoma County
Dark ruby black color with a brick rim. Aromas of buttercream, mocha, honeycomb,and cherry pie with a silky fruity-yet-dry medium body and a crisp, kiwi-strawberry custard tart accented finish. Very nice.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197859
Jarvis
2009 Cabernet Franc
Garnet violet color. Aromas craisin, chocolate almond, and mint patch with a supple dryish medium body and and a cedar, sun-dried tomato, and roasted nut finish. Seductive.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197194
Bridlewood
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Garnet violet color. Aromas of chocolate, cassis, and bread pudding with a juicy, fruity medium body and a tangy, lively blueberry pie and cherry finish. A crowd pleasing sipper or table wine that will be great with gourmet burgers.
88 points $15 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197885
Pedroncelli
2009 Morris Fay Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of cherry-berry pie and custard with a silky dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy cassis, mossy earth, and peppery spice finish. An elegant cabernet.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197847
Alexander Valley Vineyards
2009 Wetzel Family Estate Cabernet Franc
Deep garnet violet color. Bright aroma of waxy honeycomb, goji berries, and sweet pipe tobacco with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a spicy blueberry and mint leaf accented finish. Nice complexity and earthy style. Try with veal picatta.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197780
Lynfred
2009 Malbec
Bright aromas of chocolate drizzled boysenberries and vanilla custard with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy apple, brown spice and cedar accented finish. A nice lively choice for the table.
88 points $25.25
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197221
Mica
2009 Jolon Vineyards, "CFM" Monterey
Deep ruby black color. Aromas of blueberry pie a la mode and brandied raisin cake with a silky, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a lightly tannin pencil shaving and cranberry accented finish. Flavorful, nicely structured and easy drinking for the table.
88 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197732
Heritage
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Ruby color. Aromas of chocolate covered cherries, waxy honeycomb, and praline with a soft, dryish medium body and a tart pomegranate, tomato, cedar, and cigar wrapper accented finish. A nice dry, earthy cabernet with lively acidity for the table.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197760
Hawk Haven
2009 Merlot
Ruby red color. Aromas of plum pudding and tomato chutney with a chewy, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a nice kiss of vanilla and peppery spices on the gentle finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198067
Ledson
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby black color. Blueberry cobbler and nut brittle aromas with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tangy, pomegranate gelato, apple and earth accented finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197777
Valley Legend
2009 Merlot
Deep ruby red color. Aromas of dark chocolate, honeycomb, and char-roasted nuts with a dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a chewy green apple and craisin finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197672
Penns Woods
2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby black color. Waxy honeycomb, cranberry and sun-dried tomato aromas with a tart medium body and a bright, spicy sour cherry cider and green apple skin finish with firm, tea-like tannins. A nice lively table wine.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197886
Wish Vineyards
2007 Meritage California
Aromas of chocolate craisin, green tomato chutney, charcoal, and pork fat with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming pepper, earth, and spiced baked apple and cherry finish with firm, chewy tannins. Needs time.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197733
Heritage
2010 Merlot
Deep garnet color. Bold aromas of blueberry cobbler a la mode and honeycomb with a dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tart, cranberry scone, dust apple skin and pomegranate finish with leafy tannins. Needs a little time.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197778
Lynfred
2008 Merlot
Light ruby color. Aromas of melted toffee, sour cherry and Playdoh with a soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, chocolate mousse and berry gelato finish.
86 points $25.25
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197753
Canyon Wind
2008 Petit Verdot
Attractive aromas of wild strawberries, potpourri, pink peppercorn, and toffee with a silky, dryish medium-to-full body and a graceful, earthy oak tannin and cherry pit finish.
86 points $25.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197801
Ledson
2008 "Bellisimo" Knights Valley
Aromas of berry pie, clay, and mocha milkshake with a chewy, dry-yet-fruity medium-body and a tart, leafy tannin, craisin and oak driven finish. Needs time.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198066
Ledson
2007 Cabernet Sauvignon
Aromas of inky newspaper, vanilla mint cream, and withered berries and beets with a soft, dryish medium-to-full body and a relaxed cocoa, cherry, and earth finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197649
Heritage Ranch
2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Deep ruby color. Aromas of dried cherries, floral honey, and chocolate graham crackers with a supple, fruity-yet-dry medium body and a tangy caramel apple finish. Tasty.
84 points $8.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197761
Hawk Haven
NV "Northern Harrier Red" New Jersey
Ruby color. Aromas of cranberries and tomatoes on the vine with a soft, dryish medium body and a tangy, tangerine and sun-dried tomato accented finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197800
Rooster Hill
2010 Estate Cabernet Franc
Earthy aromas of chocolate covered nuts and dried berries with a dryish, light-o-medium body and a craisin, nutskin and earth finish. A nice rustic tale wine to try with stews.
84 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
198136
Auburn Road
2010 "Roxanne" Outer Coastal Plain
Bright cotton candy pink color. Aromas of cherry and watermelon taffy with a lightly spritzy off-dry light body and a rather bitter, citrus pith and hard candy finish. Refreshing.
83 points $12.98
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197752
Canyon Wind
2007 Merlot
Ruby color. Aromas of choke cherry jelly and tomato patch with a dry, light-to-medium body and a dilute, dusty, papery finish.
83 points $19.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
197673
Penns Woods
2005 Ameritage Reserve Pennsylvania
Ruby black color. Funky aromas of almond butter, cocoa, pomegranate, dried meat, and tomato leaf with a fruity light-to-medium body and a tangy craisin and grassy earth finish. A rustic table wine with a fruity core; pair with rabbit stew.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
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