I have to admit – I like Paul Newman's products but I have no idea who he is....in my attempts to come up with a snarky comment about this all I could think of was Robert Redford or Richard Dreyfuss – so who the hell is Paul Newman, other than a guy who makes solid pasta sauce and lemonade? I think he taught Tom Cruise how to hustle? Anyway – this was about $12 and is made by the Three Thieves so I'm going in with high expectations.
Twizzlers and smoke on the nose – an odd combination.
Mildly tannic, a nice fuzzy feeling coats the tongue, some nice blackberry notes, a bit of vanilla, and some very dark, very ripe – almost bordering on slightly dried – fruit, like a plum that needs six hours in the dehydrator but only got three. Very nice – soft and easy drinking.
A little bit of wood and a whole punch of black fruit fade quickly..
Some may complain it's too simple and perhaps it is, but at this pricepoint there's no issue here at all.