- Young, dark profile, with ruby rim. tight upfront, With air, toned down, soothing nose of currants, spring flowers, caramel, rock minerals, minty leaves, coffee, hint of alcohol and olives, 14%. Nice nose. Black fruits, candied cherry, coffee bean, earth, easy drinking, slight bitterness at the back end. Very linear, dry tannins, not much complexity, missing good acidity, short on balance, weak mouth feel. Hard pressed for the finish, short, dry plum skin, tobacco.
- COLBY RED. A California Blend. After getting bored with misc $10-$14 doll or bottles of single grape wines, I have been trying Red blends. Up to the time of this bottle purchase($12), I began to believe that my search for palatable wines (in my budget range) was exhausted. Then the other day I was in Walgreens to get some things, when on the way out I passed these wines on a end cap (unusual). So I splurged $12, and now here I write about it, because this wine, has me ecstatic. What is to be said is what the label describes. Never has this happened , except when purchasing wines in the $80 and up range. The body is full and stays full for hours. The five grapes linger to enjoyment. I can write for a long time, but I will some this comment up in short, and say that there a 14 less bottles at that Walgreens today, because the are in my feller, being assured that there is a great amount of gorgeous Tannins to keep this wine for another 4-5 years. Another reason for the large purchase is that a portion of the profits a donated to the studies of heart health.