$16.98 in Indianapolis
The nose of this wine is dark and sweet. Black cherries, licorice and molasses are balanced out by a whiff of varnish over freshly sanded oak. On the palate, red fruits and high acidity, plus a bit of oak, offer an adequate but generic Barbera.
This wine changed as much overnight as anything the Wooden Guys and I have had here at 2 Days per Bottle.
The nose was lighter, far lighter, exhibiting cherries and strawberries up front, then a clear but momentary hit of sweet birch beer in the back of the sinuses at the end. There was a more full mouth feel on the palate, only moderate acidity and no discernible tannins. Flavors were mulberry and cherries, followed by a light dusting of pumpkin pie spices.
For $16.98 I do not expect to be awed, but I do hope for far more backbone and structure than I found in this bottle.