Just okay and quite forgettable, though better than say, Red Truck or Two Buck Chuck. That rhymes.
It's an under-ten-dollar Dry Creek blend of 80% zin, 15% Syrah, and 5% Petit Syrah. Honestly I expected a bit more than this particular bottle has to offer. I mean, the Dry Creek appellation is good with Zin, right?
Hot Tip: Decant this one and let it breath. The wine is remarkably better after sitting on the counter over night. Downside: When you crack open a bottle you generally don't want to wait until the next day to drink it.
Cameron Hughes picks up excess production from premium to medium bottlers and puts together mostly decent wines at decent prices. The wines are typically a one shot deal as they are blended and created in the same way as Sebastiani, hence the lot numbers, which identify a particular blend.
Tasting Notes from the winery:
The nose smacks of boysenberry, raspberry and plum and is underpinned with black pepper notes that will become more forward as the Zin and Syrah continue to meld in the bottle. The palate is fleshy and ripe and full-bodied showing raspberry fruit and vanilla oak. The finish is lush and lingering.
The Wine Commonsewer