James Suckling loved this wine. I wish we could say the same. Aside from the organics stamp it didn’t have much satisfaction.
A Malbec dominant blend with Syrah and a touch of Cab Sauv, this has all the assault of a good red but none of the finesse. It’s like the force of the front line without the expertise of the generals at HQ. Although the (sharp, tannic, heady) attack is nothing like a Zin, we couldn’t help but think of the myriad California Zinfandels so aggressive and potent which leave you reeling after half a glass. It held up well to red meat (and by God, I should hope so) but it was like an assault on the palate. And to sip it was just an affront.
If you need an Uzi to do the work of a cordless drill, this is your wine. Your 92 points wine.
Price: $30 at EW.
Market Liquidity: Pleasure free. And wine without pleasure is vodka.