2018 Vermejo, Deux Chevaux Vineyard
Vermejo greets you with lighter-toned baking spice aromas of cinnamon and cardamom, freshly grated nutmeg, and Chinese five-spice to complement fennel bulb, cedar, and pine resin on the nose. Black currant, black raspberry compote and mint aromas linger. Flavors of black current, blueberry, mint, chocolate ganache, all-spice and fresh leather evolve into grilled oregano and tarragon, generous wet black slate, and cacao aromas propped up by firm, youthful tannins. The texture is vibrant, with a deep, dark core and considerable structure. Proud and unapologetic, this wine is a statement.