Deep ruby colour; intense, blackcurrant and eucalyptus on the nose; spicy, blackcurrant and a smoky note in the full-bore palate, firmly structured with good acidity and lingering fruit flavours.
Made by Napa Valley vintner Randy Dunn (Dunn Vineyards). Intoxicatingly fragrant blackcurrant nose. Black plum and black cherry flavours upfront give way to concentrated cassis. Polished tannins ensure silky-smooth sips. Impeccable balance. Long, savoury finish. A classic for steak.
Now that Beaujolais Nouveau is out of the way, why not try a named village wine from the region that has real class? The wine is a deep purple colour with a nose of black cherries and moist earth; medium-bodied, it has a richly extracted cherry flavour with lively acidity. A fruity Beaujolais that really makes a statement.
Proprietor Harry McWatters foresaw the potential of the Black Sage Bench’s sandy loam soil over 20 years ago. Bold scents and luscious flavours of honeysuckle, pineapple and butterscotch. Apple-like crispness balances the buttery texture and oak-derived complexity. Finishes with a lick of lemon oil and vanilla spice. Tasty with bacon polenta.
Characteristic bitter cherry and green-scented herb with generous dark cherry flavour, an appetizing touch of sourness, food-friendly acidity and moderate tannic grip.
Blond-coloured and slightly hazy appearance suggests the beer is unfiltered. Appealingly subtle floral and yellow fruit scents shift to citrus and dry nutty malt flavours with emphatic hoppy bitterness on the finish. A solid, flavourful brew.