Early Mountain Vineyards 2019 “Soif”

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
Region: Virginia
Grapes: 36% cabernet sauvignon, 33% merlot, 31% cabernet franc
ABV: 12.6%
Price: $26*
Score: 90 points

* Review sample provided by the winery

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