Deep Red in Color; Full Bodied; Medium Length
Aromatics: (12 pts) Spiced Cherries, Black Raspberry, Blueberry, and a little Green Peppercorn on the back.
Taste: (13 pts) Strong Fruit, Black Cherry, Blackberry, and a very spicy finish.
Overall: (15 pts) Strong fruit on the nose and mouth, but the spiciness keeps it from being overbearing. Was expecting it to be sweeter based on the nose.
We paired this with our Pepper Stuffed Tenderloin. The savoriness brought the fruit even more forward and the sweet port wine reduction balanced nicely with the spiciness.
Total 40 Points.
$9 in MA