Real deal price: 8.99
N: Wide-open, superripe berry fruit. Blackberries, raspberries, boysenberries.
P: Upfront ripe berry fruit. Chunks of blackberry, black cherry, and vanilla oak, with a line of chocolate licorice. Smooth texture. Drying acidity in the midpalate and sweet ripe tannins in the finish, which is attractive and longer than expected. Matched nicely with turkey tacos, should do well with other Mexican dishes, mild Indian cuisine, and simple fare such as burgers and barbecue chicken.
In some areas of the country, you may find this at 5.99 or 6.99, in which case it is an absolute steal.
A-8 T-8 B-8 FC-8 V-10