WINE: Raptor Red Reserve – Exclusive Blend – Brandon Hills Vineyard
Region: Yadkin Valley AVA
Decanted: 30 minutes
Color: Medium Ruby with a youthful light rim.
Nose: cherry, plum, blueberry, cocoa, and vanilla.
Palate: dry and silky on the tongue, medium tannins with balanced acidity and medium flavor notes of plum preserves, black currant, dried fig, prunes, raisins, and dark spice.
Finish: medium finish with a little hint of oak and smoke.
Final Evaluation: very smooth red blend perfect for pairing with a sizzling steak or red sauce pasta dish. Currently drinking really good with a reasonable expectation to pleasantly age for an additional 3-5 years.
JenNis Beverage Marketing Score: 86 points
Price Point: $25 a bottle
Order Online: Brandon Hills Vineyard VinoShipper
Vineyard Website: BrandonHillsVineyard.Com