Fruity and high-toned in the way only wines made through carbonic maceration can be, this is anything but your typical Bordeaux-variety blend. Dark berry aromas are a bit savory at the edges – both herbal and woodsy spice.
Similarly fruit-forward, the juicy, fresh palate offers a punch of crunch black cherry and blackberry fruit, but a savory-minty herbal streak keeps it from being just a fruity fresh wine. There is a hint of cocoa nib as it breaths in the glass along with faint exotic spice notes.
I’m not a big fan of the term “glou glou” but this wine is definitely that. You can even give it a light chill if you’d like.
Producer: Early Mountain Vineyards
Grapes: 36% cabernet sauvignon, 33% merlot, 31% cabernet franc
Score: 90 points
* Review sample provided by the winery