Deep purple color. Fragrant aromas of cranberry cocktail, rich cherry, and Tahitian vanilla are accompanied by hints of fresh oregano, purple basil and framed by toasty French oak nuances. Vibrant flavors of blackberry compote, sweetened dried cherry and cappuccino are complemented by notes of black currant and sandalwood. This Bordeaux-style blend is framed well by moderate acidity and rich, mouth filling tannins that will soften with age.
Perfumed in dried herb and cigar, this is a supple, round, high-toned wine, made from largely Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, with smaller additions of Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Dolcetto. Red cherry dominates, almost like a kirsch, while the restrained oak makes it easy to enjoy now.
Showing plenty of ripe fruit, the brambly 2014 B Side Red Wine Blend offers attractive berry flavors and a smooth aftertaste. The wine's richness pairs it well with grilled beef.