The Cleaver Red Blend 2015
The 2015 vintage has a dark violet hue owed, in part, to the Petite Sirah. The first whiff entices with black cherry, vanilla bean, woodspice, and fresh rosemary. The palate is tightly wound with balanced acidity that perfectly weaves throughout this full-bodied wine. The meat of the matter, The Cleaver wine taste profile, is a brilliant mixture of just-picked dark fruit like plum and blackberry from the Amador County Zinfandel as well as dark Baker's chocolate. The wine then brings on the smooth, juicy mouthfeel that makes it so food-friendly. The tannins are silky with a delicate nuance from French oak barrel aging.
A deep color and bright aromas of raspberry and blackberry precede wood-smoke and charred-oak flavors that give this medium-bodied wine an edgy character.