This is a big and bold red blend from Lodi, California. Spicy and engaging.
Showing black fruits with chocolates, oak, vanilla, coffee, mocha, peppercorn, light earth, smoke and alcohol.
Full-bodied and very very fruity.
Dry to off-dry on the palate with medium acidity.
Spicy finish with soft tannins.
Good right out of the bottle, and better after 30 minutes of airtime, when more complexity shows up.
Good by itself or with food. I paired it with cheeses and crackers. Will pair very nicely with Burgers and Fries.
I bought some a few years ago to check how it would evolve with some aging. It didn't really mellow down, but this five-year-old is tasty and very easy to drink.
I had it two years ago and it is drinking much nicer now. Was worth the wait.
Might be a tad too sweet for some.
15% alcohol by volume.
$15. — 6 days ago
Juicy fruity of cherry flavor. This is the 12th box from Firstleaf and the selection is quite right for me. 1-12 of Firstleaf. — 6 days ago
Was told it was the Best Buy at the price.. and YES YES it is!!
Absolutely going back for more. — 18 hours ago
Ruby red, excellent clarity, moderate pigment extraction. Violets in nose, cherry and red berries in mouth. Spice and seed finish with mild skin astringency. Light body, fruity, complex, like your great grandparents might have enjoyed it. Another heirloom wonder from Sandlands. — 3 days ago
One of my favorite afternoons…….
Thank you Vince, George. Alan, Brenda, Patty…. — a day ago
This was a very good wine and got better as it opened up. I liked it very much. — an hour ago
Motor oil, bitter chocolate and tea. Boysenberry. Blackberry preserves. There is a background of red fruit that brightens it up. Noticeable dry tannins in a medium bodied zin. This is a zin that needs to age a bit. It takes time to open up. (Was tasting it’s best at 2hr). This is not a dark heavy wine. Hot at 16.5%. But the palate is light in a good way for its high alc. Good texture. Particularly interesting for me because I just bought some fruit from this vineyard to make wine! 💚🍷 — 18 days ago