Interesting Tuscan blend of Syrah (50%), Cabernet Franc (35%) and Petite Verdot (15%). Dark (almost purple) color. Aromas and flavors of dark berries/currants with hints of dried herbs, white pepper and a hint of dark chocolate on the medium finish. Lots of mouth watering acidity. Moderate tannins. Solid value. Something a bit different. Thank you for sharing Keith S. — 19 days ago
Bulgaria - who knew?! This was delicious, oh so smooth & fairly lightweight for a Bordeaux blend, mellow ruby colored, lots of red fruit, spices, cassis and leather. Not very old, but it tastes like an older wine. Pliable, finely grained tannins on palate, gobs of red berry fruit & some herbaceous & earthy elements made this fun with burritos & Spanish rice. Would buy again, very good QPR — 4 days ago
Effingham Manor Cellars Effingham Reserve 2019, Virginia
Happy #nationalwineday. Celebrating with a unique one from Virginia.
Dark ruby in color with a wide reddish rim.
On the nose black currants, oak, plums, black cherries, Indian spices, licorice, tobacco leaf, black tea, herbs, dark chocolates, eucalyptus and peppercorn.
Full bodied with medium plus acidity and long legs.
Dry on the palate with plums, cherries, currants, oak, light vanilla, spices, espresso, earth, peppercorn, tobacco leaf and herbs.
Soft finish with fine grained tannins and tangy cranberries.
This is a very interesting red blend from Virginia. Showing nice complexity already, with a soft mouthfeel. Tasty and enjoyable.
Smells very much like a young Bordeaux right out of the bottle.
Needs an hour in a decanter to open up.
Once it opens up, the palate catches up to the Bordeaux Style as well.
Still young and needs a few years to mature. Showing good potential, and would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.
At this point, the Merlot is more dominant than the rest. Feels like a right bank Bordeaux. Spicy, tangy and entertaining.
Good by itself or with food. Really enjoyed the nose once it opened up. A very nice sipping wine.
A blend of 38% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot, 19% Tannant, 15% Petit Verdot and 3% Cabernet Franc. Aged for 14 months in American oak barrels.
13.5% alcohol by volume.
$49. — an hour ago
Color: Deep ruby
Nose: primary; black plum, black cherry, blackberry and violet. Tertiary; smoked oak, vanilla and leather.
Mouth: dry, medium high acidity, high and soft tannins, medium alcohol, full bodied, high intensity and long finish with flavors of black cherry and black pepper.
Tertiary flavors are subtle, so it could be more complex. It's a great Brazilian wine, that shows the evolution of out wines. — 23 days ago
The wine is very dark, so inky that light does not pass through it. The nose is fresh, riddled with black and blue berries, clove, cinnamon and cedar. On the palate, the rich fruit is out front with a savory backbeat trailing behind. The tannins are firm, while the finish is long and extremely tasty. — 15 days ago