Smells like luscious raspberry jam you’d spread on bread. This impressive medium-bodied wine has a lot going on – layers of blackberry, black licorice, bittersweet chocolate, black coffee, cranberry, velvety oakiness and spicy black pepper. Excellent acidity with a rich, tongue-pleasing mouthfeel. 5 stars out of 5. Sweetness=2 out of 10 (dry to sweet). $18
Taylor is a self-proclaimed Southern foodie, turned Californian food, wine, and gardening hipster.