Wine Region: Hill Country, Texas
Wine Type: Red
Rating: 6 out of 10 stars / 8 out of 10 stars / 8 out of 10 stars
Notes: Dried Fruits / Balsamic Vinegar
K: Smells like prunes
B: I smelled it as soon as we opened the bottle
B: That is not a wine to drink quickly
Carrie: Yeah I thought from the color it would be a light summer red but it is not. It is full bodied but soft start and soft finish.
B: It hits the back of your tongue hard.
K: I feel like this would taste better after decanting, it will take some of the sharpness off of it.
C: There is a bit of vinegar at the front but you’re right – letting the wine breathe more should help.
K: I don’t mean this as a bad thing, but i detect notes of horse.
B: It smells like a horses butt.
B: It would make a good mulled wine
K: Yeah, it is so aggressively dry that adding fruit to this would not be overly sugary
C: It’s dry enough that you won’t get a big headache from the sugar.
K: I think it is too dry for some people. The tannins are bitter.
B: I think it would pair well with s’mores.
C: You’re right. It needs strong flavors to pair with. Like steak with blue cheese. Or something smoked…
K: The bitterness is almost a pure dark chocolate taste, nearly green.
C: They definitely left the skins in for a looong time.
B: It is the chunky peanut butter of wines.
C: I really like this wine, but you know I love my big red wines.
K: This is a hotly contested wine.
C: It’s a conversation starter.
K: Now I really don’t want to go to the grocery store. It is a shelter in place wine. It’s also the second bottle of wine you drink. Don’t start with this, because your taste buds won’t be coming back from the acidity.
C: It has got a strong lingering finish.
K: No aftertaste but it lingers in the mouth<./span>
K: Dried cranberry
B: It has the density of a cranberry concentrate. An ass blasting cranberry juice.
C: I would say like prunes and plums. It’s acidic but like a balsamic vinegar.
K: I assume bc its grape growers blend it is the best of what they have, mixed together. I think it could have been aged longer.
C: I thought they meant a wine for their workers, something complex and interesting that might not be easily marketed.
B: A December through February wine. At night only.
C: Definitely not a summer wine.
K: 5 of 10
B: 8 of 10
C: 8 of 10