Dark ruby in color, almost Inky, with a wide reddish rim.
On the nose blueberries, black currants, black cherries, light vanilla, coke, licorice, Indian spices, tar, light vegetables, earth, tobacco leaf and graphite.
Full bodied with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cherries, wood, spices, light vanilla, tobacco, peppercorn, espresso and earth.
Tangy finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cherries.
This is a very enjoyable Cabernet Franc blend from Italy. Tangy and interesting with lots of fruit.
Better after 90 minutes of airtime.
Really loved the nose after 2 hours in the decanter.
Showing very nicely at this point, once it opens up, with nice complexity, good structure and a nice mouthfeel. I love these Italian Bordeaux style reds.
Good by itself as a sipping wine, and good with food too. I paired it with cheeses and Italian dried meat.
A blend of 60% Cabernet Franc, 30% Merlot and 10% Syrah. Aged in French oak barrels for 12 months. A small production of only 8,000 bottles.
14% alcohol by volume.
$28. — 9 days ago
Minerals, gravel, earth, herbs maybe a little mint, menthol. Jesus there is a ton going on with this wine. Tannins, acid, pinch of cinnamon, dark fruit. Black cherry and blackberry. Outstanding wine, would be so fun with a giant chop or thick bone in rib-eye. — 8 hours ago
Detroit. Living large with my boys.
On the nose this is complex. Comes across as rustic, with notes of graphite, cinnamon and cocoa powder. Palate is ethereal, as expected. Nice weight and balance. Somewhat dry mouthfeel with medium tannins. Mature cherries blend with moderate acidity. Finish is completed with cigar box. Food will help this wine. Drink or hold. Loving the moment…
— 10 days ago
Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah blend from Morocco 🇲🇦 Rich, complex, candied and spicy nose. Dense and structured mouth. Hot notes of evolution starting to assert itself by 2015. Blackcurrant, purple, black fruits, hot spices, vanilla, graphite. Ready to drink with 2 hours in carafe.
Assemblage cabernet-sauvignon Syrah du Maroc. Nez riche, complexe, confituré et épicé. Bouche dense et structurée. Notes chaudes d’évolution commençant a s’affirmer pour 2015. Cassis, violette, fruits noirs, épices chaudes, vanille, graphite. Prêt à boire avec 2 heures en carafe. — 14 hours ago
Medium to deep ruby; medium plus intensity aromas of black and red fruit, currant, black plum, pomegranate, earth, baking spices, cedar, coconut husk; dry, medium plus acid, medium grippy tannins, high alcohol, full body, medium plus intensity flavors consistent with aromas; medium plus finish, new oak flavors dominate, tasty and rich — 7 days ago
This wine is medium ruby in the glass and smells of raspberry, cherry, anise and an earthy note. The palate is like a more savory take on Pinot Noir, with coffee, red fruit and spicy herbs. The tannins are very firm and the acidity is fresh. There is a long finish which carries the red fruit back. — 6 days ago
Though the brutal TX heat is back, it means plenty of time for grilling, and this was a fun red blend to pair with burgers.
A fun field blend where everything but the kitchen sink seems to be in here…mostly zin, with 6-7 lesser known varietals. A bit funky upon opening (pop and pour), this opened to reveal a brambly, tobacco leaf, weightless yet jammy profile. Soft and supple mixed fruits aromatically (mostly red and black fruits), with some added woody notes (more earthy than oak driven). The mid palate here reminds you this is zin to its core with plenty of black cherry compote and then the vibrant acidity driven finish sports some black pepper and spicy rhubarb. Mostly integrated at this point, I think this is at its apex. — 7 days ago
The 2016 Ramitello shows a dark, floral and alluring bouquet of crushed violets, blackberries, vanilla bean and hints of animal. Velvety in texture yet lifted in feel, the 2016 leans toward the savory spectrum. Brisk acids maintain energy as fine tannins slowly mount. $19.00 (Eric Guido, Vinous, June 2021) — 2 days ago