It's almost impossible to not notice the dark color of VDR. Wheras many dark wines are referred to as "inky", this goes beyond that to a rich, deep, dark garnet color. The nose entices you with ripe black cherry, blackberry and boysenberry, intermingled with floral hints of lavender. The dark fruit carries thru on the palate accompanied by Bing cherry and pomegranate. With each sip the wine continues to unfold, revealing underlying essences of mocha, black tea, and sweet vanilla. Supple tannins and cascading flavors that continue to evolve with each sip make VDR an excellent candidate for savoring on its own as well as sharing over a meal.
A blend of Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot