Medium-dark garnet color, a bit of petillance forms on the glass.
Toasted oak dominates the smell, tobacco, cherry/berry in the background.
Tart cherry flavor, woody notes, only a hint of alcohol warmth in the finish, quite surprising in a wine of 15% ABV, effect can creep on up you a bit from such a fruity, food-friendly wine.
Very good bottle for $27.99, a pleasant surprise from restaurateur Michael Ouellette. The faux-Linnean name is not explained.
18 hours ago