This red presents as an opaque dark purple, with crimson hues at the rim. Eucalyptus-tinged aromas lead to scents of tobacco and tomato leaf, black berries, minerality, and milk chocolate. Good acidity stimulates the palate, and classic cassis and wood spice carry through to the finish. There, youthful, fine-grained tannins poke through. While ready to enjoy now, this wine will continue to provide drinking pleasure for seven more years. Pair it with all manner of red meats, from grilled sirloin to lamb shank.
MSRP: $16.99 (September 2016)
Wine Lines rating: 89