That is our second classic of VDR — Very Darkish Crimson — to evaluation, the primary being 2018’s release of this Monterey County mix, predominantly petite sirah and petit verdot — designed to offer this an depth of coloration that deserves its title.
To that finish, VDR will get issues proper, its daring notes of extracted raisins, gingerbread, and ample cloves giving the wine an nearly mulled wine character that pairs fairly appropriately with its dense, opaque hue. There’s not rather more to it than that, nonetheless, an intense, brown sugar sweetness washing over the expertise, giving it an (unabashed) jammy high quality with touches of chocolate fondant on the end. It’s not unapproachable, however candy tooths might discover this extra loveable.
B / $25 / scheidfamilywines.com
2019 Scheid Household Wines VDR