Truett-Hurst Vineyards & Winery
2011 Dearly Beloved - I Thee Red
California: Mendocino County
A Perfect Union
While this may be the perfect wine for Halloween, it is no novelty! In fact, it would be downright spooky if you were able to find a juicier, more approachable wine for less than our ten dollar asking price.
Delivering a juicy rush of mixed berries, sweet spice and earthy goodness, this delicious wine really impressed our tasting panel. If you are looking for a conversation-worthy party wine, or a budget-minded daily drinker, we urge you to stock up on this wonderful treat of a wine.
Deep ruby hues, with solid coloration from core to edge. At the wall of the glass, a chubby pink ring runs a circle around the wine. After swirling, tall, thin, wine-stained tears meander slowly down the glass.
Cherry, plum, strawberry and sweet spice lead the way. These are soon followed by ripe blackberry, dried brown tobacco leaf, toasty vanilla and subtle dried red flowers.
Bursting with juicy red cherry, red plum and blackberry. As the wine breathes, it opens to revel follow-on flavors of sweet spice, dried fall leaves, star anise and subtle clove.
Sweet and juicy red fruits tail off over a long interval, gradually yielding to the earthy flavors above. At the tail end, hints of clove and anise persist for a while longer.