denadaAromas of ripe blackberry join the melding of raw wood and dusty earth. On the palate, oak inflected fruit sits on a medium plus frame, developing dried sour cherry midpalate with firm, grippy tannins supporting the somewhat bitter finish.

Very dry from front to back  with an unyielding texture, it’s over-oaked for my taste but has plenty of big flavors and good acidity. The overall impression is of no nonsense fortitude and urgency. It will benefit from a hghly marbled steak.

Brought to you by Bronco Wine Company.

Score: 85

Price: $7 at Trader Joe’s

Alc: 14%

Hard, edgy, urgent like British Sea Power Apologies to Insect Life