Drier than a volcanic beach at low tide, tannic as the sun at high noon, strong as it is wild, a true drink for the gods. Overtones of pomegranate and a suggestive aftertaste of crispy, morning bacon. Tried with mahjong spice and dark greens a la garlic.
Extreme and polar, both dry and full, deep and light. Overtones and undertones of cherry. Not much in the middle, in no way moderate, in no way weak.
Tannic and proper for any heavy dinner, just as any ruddy red wine ought to be. Taken with fried chicken and mozzarella.
Delightfully tender and rouge, dry as sand, mellow, and strong. Lightly dry, vivid and vibrant with a cherry follow. Well aged and thoroughly enjoyable. Quite tannin and balances with spice, oily nuts, and toufu. Taken with mozzarella snack sticks one day and peanuts the next. A second bottle with pepper smoked duck from Yilan, Taiwan. Always best on a full stomach.
Half dry and delightfully cherry. Enjoyed with muenster cheese. Would go great with a cheesed-up, meaty salad—even with grilled chicken breast or a 12 oz. medium-rare steak.