California State Fair Wine Competition Results
Wine Tasting Notes
Love the deep, rich red-ness of the wine. It seems dark and bright at the same time. I'm calling it 'sinister red.' The nose is really pretty - lots of floral, chocolate, cherry, with a hint of pears and caramel. Think of a super sexy celebrity, and imagine them laying out in a garden of violets covered with chocolate sauce and cherries. It smells just like that... unless you picked Al Pacino, in which case you should skip the wine and go get some hard alcohol. The gorgeous aromas are echoed on the palate. Ripe cherries and dark chocolate dominate. There is raspberry, roasted nuts, orange liquor, and a hint of chalk...actually, it's more like crushed Pez candies (no, I'm not drunk). The texture is super smooth, soft, and balanced. Not too much acid or tannin. Serve it cool to the touch for the best presentation.