WINE: Watershed Dry Red Wine
Winery: Marked Tree Vineyards
Region: Crest of the Blue Ridge, Henderson County AVA
Decanted: 30 minutes
Color: Medium Purple
Nose: black cherry, black plum, cranberry, lilac, and charred wood.
Palate: dry, bone dry, and silky on the tongue, medium-high tannins with high acidity and medium flavor notes of black plum, black currant, dried cranberries, black cherries, clove, sage, toffee, and smoke.
Finish: medium-long finish with hints of clove and smoke.
Final Evaluation: very good drinking red blend with a reasonable expectation to pleasantly age for an additional 5-7 years.
JenNis Beverage Marketing Score: 89 points
Price Point: $28 a bottle
Vineyard Website: Marked Tree Vineyards
From the Website: “The Continental divide runs through Marked Tree Vineyard. Inspired by the ridge of land that separates the Atlantic Ocean and Mississippi River Valley, Watershed is Marked Tree Vineyards’ signature blend. This dry red wine is made with a blend of Cab Franc, Petit Verdot and aged in the barrel for 18 months. While enjoying a bottle of Watershed at Marked Tree, walk the divide and enjoy your path.”