Sunday, February 13, 2011

2010 Hunt Country Vineyards Alchemy Red

Reminiscent of Burgundy, this red blend from Hunt Wines smelled great in the glass! We really liked the smells of earth, spices, and yes, barnyard! It sounds odd, but that description drives home the rustic earthy smells from the wine.

The mouthfeel was very good--a bit on the drier side. We tasted black peppercorns, black cherries, and fresh herbs. The wine had an overall vegetal taste. The oak flavors were perfect, not too much, not too little. Very solid wine that will pair well with food or on its own! This red is a blend of 40% Cabernet Franc, 40% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 5% Noiret, from New York, where more and more quality wines are being produced. The conditions are favorable to certain grape varietals, creating some fantastic wines! Check out Hunt Wines.


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