This Tuscan-style red blend, a combination of Sangiovese (50%), Merlot (25%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (25%), pours ruby red in the glass. On the nose, there are aromas of red plums and raspberry. On the palate there is pronounced acidity with tastes of tart blueberries and cherries. The tannins are firm and balanced. The finish is semi-dry and smooth.
Once in awhile, you taste a wine that really resonates with your palate. Zinfusion from Castoro Cellars did it for me. I had heard good things about this winery, and was looking forward to the opportunity to taste one of their wines. I was not disappointed.
The 2018 Petiole Pinot Noir is garnet red in the glass with aromas of ripe red berries, mild baking spices and herbs. On the palate, the wine feels smooth with cherry and black pepper, and then there's a kick of acidity mid-palate with soft tannins, and a dry, smooth and long finish.
Locations E4 Spanish Red Wine is an interesting blend of Ganarcha, Tempranillo, Monastrell, and Carignan. In the glass, the color is deep blood red with aromas of spice, pepper, dark fruit, tobacco and earth. On the palate there are tastes of dark plums, dark cherry, oak and vanilla. The finish is dry, lingering and smooth, with soft tannins.
In the glass, the wine pours ruby red. On the nose, there are aromas of dark cherry, purple plums, earth, oak and spice. On the palate, there's a powerful fruit-forward berry-burst in the mouth with the same earth, oak and spiciness. It lingers long with a smooth finish, soft tannins and balanced acidity.