This is a tough wine, with a tobacco nose and echoes of beef jerky. The body is dense and chewy, with blackberries at the core alongside menthol, leather, and hickory smoke notes — decent fruit, but a bit muddied with distractions. The finish remains surprisingly tannic, somewhat walled off, and a little difficult to approach.
C+ / $17 / assemblywineco.com
- Review: Old Hickory Blended Bourbon and Straight Bourbon Whiskey
- Review: 2011 Palmeri Syrah and “Dark and Brooding” Wines
- Review: 2009 Galil Mountain Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot
- Review: Big House Red and Monthaven Chardonnay 3L Box Wines