Port-like in flavor, with hearty raisins and prunes, dark black cherries and fresh blackberries inching their way in. Big, beefy and not for the faint of heart. Allow to breathe before you drink it. Nine Inch Nails kind of wine. 4 stars out of 5. Sweetness=3 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $22
Taylor is a self-proclaimed Southern foodie, turned Californian food, wine, and gardening hipster.