We enjoyed this one at the tasting room and for the price it seemed like one to get. This is a Bordeaux blend of Cab Sauvignon, Cab Franc, and Merlot and all the grapes were grown in southwest Michigan.
A big nose – spice, vanilla, and cherry at first but as the bottle opens the nose brings some distinct plum notes take over.
I would've thought this was Italian – earthy, chocolatey, some cola notes, lots of acid, some dried Italian spices, all with some nice tart cherry. Medium bodied with some very nice tannic structure.
The finish lingers for some time with the earth and chocolate sticking around the longest.
For $16 this falls right into line with what I'd expect and makes this is a fairly easy recommendation.