90pts Tasting Panel
This blend of 50% Merlot, 33% Zinfandel, and 17% Petite Syrah is a great value, with scents of ripe blackberry and toasty mocha. Black cherry preserves garner attention on first sip. An undertone of mountain brush, dried violets, and a thread of cassis carry it to a finish.
The Nicole Marie Blend is deep ruby in color and displays aromas of dark cherry, cassis and vanilla. On the palate, it is big, rich and spicy, offering flavors of red berry, dark cherry, cassis and black pepper that integrate with hints of oak spices, coating the palate. The soft tannins and sweet oak balance lead to a long and lingering finish.
Blend: 50% Merlot, 33% Zinfandel, 17% Petite Sirah