Blind assessment: Intense aroma and flavor: brandy, blueberry,
dark chocolate, fresh-cut fir. Gently bright acidity; silky mouthfeel.
The sweet-toned cup develops a savory edge as it cools, which carries
into a complexly dry, chocolaty finish.
Who should drink it: Those who favor fruit-forward red wines
with lots of oak may be particularly well-suited candidates for this
engaging, rather muscular and complex version of the Ethiopia dried-in-the-fruit
cup, one that comes with reassuring environmental and social credentials.