Nearly opaque ruby color. Jammy scents of apple pectin, raspberry and blackberry fruit, a dash of black pepper, and oak spice notes are pleasant and inviting. This red is full and thick in the mouth, with no sign of heat despite the 15.4% alcohol listed on the label. Smooth all the way through to the juicy berry and fruit finish. A classic pairing for the baby back ribs slathered with sweet barbecue sauce everyone will be slow grilling this summer.
MSRP: $21 (July 2016)
Wine lines rating: 89