A great Shiraz at a very fair price from d'Arenberg, a world-renowned producer. The nose is loaded with black pepper and baking spices. This is a complex wine showing fresh mushroom and forest floor characters with subtle hints of aged oak and scented glimpses of seasoned leather and pipe tobacco along with a rush of dark fruit, blood orange, charcuterie, and peaty earth. All wrapped around a robust concentrated core of chewy, round tannin.
This Columbia Valley gem is composed of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Syrah. Made by Walla Walla star Charles Smith and Charles Bieler, who is a globetrotting winemaker and producing wine in the US, France and Spain. The wine is...
Deep, dark, lush, cherry chocolate fruit. Ripe and round with a touch of spice. Still manages to stay fresh and vibrant with all the richness. Yum.
What great character and depth, for an "entry level" wine. D'Arenberg is consistently solid, top to bottom. Rich fruit and spice in a fun, easy drinking styled wine with nice balance and acidity.