The Paring Red Blend 2015
Candied blackberry aromas meet with cola spice, licorice and wet earth on the nose of this red blend from the same team behind the Jonata and The Hilt wineries. There is a strong structure to the full-bodied palate, where black fruit plays with cocoa and pepper spices.
The 2015 Red Wine is the Bordeaux blend of the estate and is 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 20% Cabernet Franc, and the balance Merlot and Petit Verdot, all from declassified Jonata lots. Its deep, inky purple color is followed by a rich, powerful wine that's loaded with notions of blackcurrants, unsmoked tobacco, graphite, and crushed rocks. With background oak, full body, ripe yet present tannins, and a great finish, it's going to keep for at least 7-8 years.
The 2015 Red is supple, fruity and delicious, all of which make it a good choice for informal drinking over the next years. Floral/spice notes add brightness, while silky tannins wrap around the fruit nicely. In 2015, the Red is not quite the overachiever it can, but it is still tasty.