Wesley Ashley Wines
2007 Intelligent Design Cuvée
What would Darwin say?
We have another stellar 2007 for you, today, dear Operatives!
A delicious, complex blend of Carignan, Grenache, Cinsaut, Petite Sirah, Mouvedre and Pinot Noir, this wine is intriguing and delicious. At *50% off, this very approachable, very food-friendly wine is a really fantastic value.
Bright, juicy, delicious and layered with flavors, today’s 2007 Wesley Ashley Wines Intillegent Design Cuvée is wine that defies categorization. Less astringent than many GSM blends this wine is lighter and more balanced on the palate too. The initial softness transforms, leading to a very long, very flavorful and very dynamic finish.
Very highly recommended (regardless of our amazing price) today’s wine is one that any fan of bright, food-friendly blends would do well to stock up on.
Dark red plum hues, deepening to a clear but darker core. At the rim of the glass, a thin line of ruby purple encircles the wine. Tall, thin legs crawl very slowly down the inside of the glass when swirled.
Heady and lush, with fragrant fruit of black cherry, wild strawberry, exotic sweet spice, pluot, red currant and cedar. These are quickly accompanied by braised plum, black fig, cocoa dust, flinty black pepper and a hint of toasty oak.
Dark, smoky black cherry, underripe blackberry and plum take the lead. These are soon followed by dark cranberry, red currant, blueberry, wild strawberry, green tobacco leaf, subtle pink peppercorn, subtle spice and flinty minerals.
Initially full bodied and very flavorful, with plenty of red and black fruit. Spice and minerals also linger as the wine transforms in your mouth, leading to a soft chewiness. Eventually, a flinty dryness reminds you to take another hearty sip.