Black Ankle Vineyards

Feldspar Frederick County Red Blend

9.39 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Maryland, USA
Red Blend
Top Notes For
William Hughes

I've now tasted this three times and I am impressed! Loads of pomegranate, red currant, sandalwood, and sleek tannins. This is a non-vintage wine with stuffing and will age well for another 5-8 years.

I've now tasted this three times and I am impressed! Loads of pomegranate, red currant, sandalwood, and sleek tannins. This is a non-vintage wine with stuffing and will age well for another 5-8 years.

Dec 3rd, 2016
William Hughes

On par with my last notes for this wine. Still young. Hard to believe a non-vintage will age, but this has some stuffing.

On par with my last notes for this wine. Still young. Hard to believe a non-vintage will age, but this has some stuffing.

Jun 5th, 2016
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.1

Second red from Black Ankle. Deep and dark ruby red. More intense fruits and berries on the nose than the Rolling Hills. Seems very layered with undertones of cinnamon and dates. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. More than the Rolling Hills. Balanced and well structured. Notes of cinnamon and red fruits. Moderate plus finish. Drink till 2020.

Second red from Black Ankle. Deep and dark ruby red. More intense fruits and berries on the nose than the Rolling Hills. Seems very layered with undertones of cinnamon and dates. Moderate tannins (6.5/10) and full bodied. More than the Rolling Hills. Balanced and well structured. Notes of cinnamon and red fruits. Moderate plus finish. Drink till 2020.

Jun 3rd, 2016
William Hughes

A non-vintage Bordeaux blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, and 2% Malbec. Only 38% of the French oak is new. Terrific nose of Violet's and cherry liqueur. Plenty of fruit and very lean tannins. This is a very good wine for dinner or by itself. This is not Black Ankle's Crumbling Rock, but rather an every day drinker. Well done.

A non-vintage Bordeaux blend of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon, 17% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc, 3% Petit Verdot, and 2% Malbec. Only 38% of the French oak is new. Terrific nose of Violet's and cherry liqueur. Plenty of fruit and very lean tannins. This is a very good wine for dinner or by itself. This is not Black Ankle's Crumbling Rock, but rather an every day drinker. Well done.

Oct 25th, 2015
Ntochi

Slightly fruity. Very drinkable and not too dry or bitter. Strawberry under this tones.

Slightly fruity. Very drinkable and not too dry or bitter. Strawberry under this tones.

Nov 19th, 2016
Doctor No

A very clean and competent Left Bank blend. 38% new oak, 13.5%, 2/3 CS. Black cherry and cassis light on the nose, with medium body and modest complexity. Better than expected for a Maryland wine. Keeps up with the better VA Bordeaux blends

A very clean and competent Left Bank blend. 38% new oak, 13.5%, 2/3 CS. Black cherry and cassis light on the nose, with medium body and modest complexity. Better than expected for a Maryland wine. Keeps up with the better VA Bordeaux blends

Oct 31st, 2015
Sara

Sara had this 4 years ago

Sara had this 4 years ago

Apr 24th, 2016
Lindsey Labus-Kunkel

Lindsey had this 5 years ago

Lindsey had this 5 years ago

Feb 14th, 2016
Lindsey Labus-Kunkel

Lindsey had this 5 years ago

Lindsey had this 5 years ago

Nov 21st, 2015
C Baker

C had this 5 years ago

C had this 5 years ago

Oct 24th, 2015